11. 6. 2022
















Meet our new volunteers

Pre-opening event

24. 5. 2022, 16:00–18:00
Ljubljana Pride Association (Dunajska cesta 10, Ljubljana)

Our fun speed-dating will let you learn random facts that unite you or that you find intriguing in one another. Who will have the same queer idol and how many queer movies have you watched? Afterwards we will hang out, enjoy some good food and good music and prepare for the crazy month ahead.

Backyard party

Pre-opening event

28. 5. 2022, 22:00–01:00
Pritličje (Mestni trg 2, Ljubljana)

The pre-opening festival event, in co-production with PlayOut and Out in Slovenia, will take us to the headquarters of the Ljubljana Pride Association. The pre-festival celebration will focus on community networking, refreshments, stalls with activities and a musical and visual extravaganza by DJ Nina Belle, DJ msn gf and VJ rastrLAB.

Press conference

Ljubljana Pride Festival 2022 presentation

30. 5. 2022, 11.00–12.00
Pritličje (Mestni trg 2, Ljubljana)

At the press conference, we will present the political message and the programme of the 2022 edition of the Ljubljana Pride Festival which in addition to current events, is marked by the mobilisation of rainbow voters and formulating the political demands and needs of the LGBTIQ + community in relation to the newly elected government.

SQVOT living room at Monokel

Community event

3. 6. 2022, 16.00–21.00
AKC Metelkova, klub Monokel, Škuc (Masarykova 24, Ljubljana)

Community is awesome! Come and join us in building and brightening up our community, weaving new bonds of friendships and/or romance, lying under the sun, chatting, drinking a cold soft drink and enjoying the opening of the festival!

Opening night

3. 6. 2022, 22:00
AKC Metelkova, klub Monokel, klub Tiffany, Škuc – Kulturni center Q (Masarykova 24, Ljubljana)

The community has come together. The Pride Festival is opening with the SQVOT living room outside Monokel. But what is an opening without a party? Join us at Monokel and Tiffany for one hell of a party. Let’s show them how it’s done!

Koroška’s freedom of expression culture lab

Koroška Pride

4. 6. 2022, 13:00–18:00
Main square, Slovenj Gradec

The extended team of the Ljubljana Pride Association will pack some rainbows in their backpacks and roadtrip to Slovenj Gradec for the Koroška Pride parade. We will spend the day with you at the stall – the cultural laboratory of freedom of expression, and end it with a march in the third edition of the Koroška Pride.

ImproŠke: An introduction to improvisational theatre

Workshop and open stage performance

5. 6. 2022, 13:00–17:00
AKC Metelkova, SOT 24,5 – YHD (Masarykova 24, Ljubljana)

Experienced mentors from the ImproŠke collective will take the participants on a journey of discovering the basic skills of improvisational theatre, followed by an open stage performance.

Maze of expressions

Exhibition of young queer artists

6. 6. 2022, 18:00–19:00
Desni atrij Mestne hiše (Mestni trg 1, Ljubljana)

Opening of a multimedia and multi-genre exhibition of young LGBTIQ + artists, featuring artworks from the last two years and responses to this difficult time. Visitors will also be able to purchase works at a digital auction using a QR code. Exhibition will be on view until June 20th.

LGBTIQ+ initiatives from Goričko to Piran

Round table and networking

6. 6. 2022, 19:00–21:00
Pritličje (Mestni trg 2, Ljubljana)

We will give the LGBTIQ+ community and the interested public in Ljubljana the opportunity to meet and network with representatives of LGBTIQ+ initiatives from other parts of Slovenia in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Minority stress and mental health in minority groups


7. 6. 2022, 9:00–17:00
Hostel Celica, (Metelkova 8, Ljubljana)

The expert symposium will be dedicated to the impact of minority stress on the mental health of minority groups and understanding and overcoming the manifestation of risk factors in the lives of minority individuals.

What will the post-parliamentary election period bring to the LGBTIQ+ community?

Round table

7. 6. 2022, 18:00–20:00
AKC Metelkova, pred stavbo Lovci (Masarykova 24, Ljubljana)

We will talk to activists, experts and the representatives of movements that mobilised people to take part in the elections. We will ask them about the importance of the outcome, the assessment of the first steps of the new government and the ways in which LGBTIQ+ and other movements can be mobilised during this term.

Elections in authoritarian states

Round table

8. 6. 2022, 18:30–20:00
Pritličje (Mestni trg 2, Ljubljana)

The representatives of LGBTIQ+ organisations in Slovenia, Serbia, and Hungary will explore the resurgence of far-right popularity in Europe and build understanding on how LGBTIQ+ groups are resisting and responding to it.

MENT: Yves Tumor


8. 6. 2022, 20:00–23:00
Kino Šiška (Trg Prekomorskih brigad 3, Ljubljana)

The opening night of the MENT Festival will host the experimental and versatile singer-songwriter and producer Yves Tumor. Don’t forget to drop by at Ljubljana Pride’s stall!

Queerever – Rural LGBTIQ+


9. 6. 2022, 16:00–18:00
Pritličje (Mestni trg 2, Ljubljana)

In the international version of Queerever, we will address the marginalised needs of rural queers at a workshop facilitated by the Koroška Pride. We will be joined by partners from Hungary and Germany who are doing what we do in their rural areas: drawing rainbows over the safer spaces of our villages and towns.

Supporting LGBTIQ+ refugees from Ukraine

Round table

9. 6. 2022, 18:30–20:00
Pritličje (Mestni trg 2, Ljubljana)

The war in Ukraine prompted various forms of support for refugees across Europe. During the panel we will compare responses and learn about the support offered by the LGBTIQ+ community for LGBTIQ+ refugees in various countries, including Slovenia.

Drag King 101 with Romeo De La Cruz


10. 6. 2022, 15:00–18:00
AKC Metelkova, klub Tiffany, Škuc – Kulturni center Q (Masarykova 24, Ljubljana)

Romeo De La Cruz, Drag Kxng, boylesque and dance performer will hold a workshop through which they will introduce us to the marvels of becoming and performing as a Drag King. Romeo is a danceaholic who finds their voice through movement – incorporating sexual fetishism, comedy and political statements inspired by their offstage life.

Spoken word with Joelle Taylor

Spoken word performance, artist talk

10. 6. 2022, 19:00–20:30
Zorica bar (Kersnikova ulica 4, Ljubljana)

British poet Joelle Taylor, spoken word and slam poetry performer, is presenting her poetry collection C+nto & Othered Poems. The highly autobiographical book is an homage to lesbian culture, the poems however also focus on violence against the LGBTIQ + community, and the importance of friendship and solidarity among us.

Pride Village

11. 6. 2022, 10:00–15:00
Park Zvezda, Kongresni trg (Ljubljana)

The now traditional Pride Village event will be even more diverse and interesting this year. Join us in the most colourful village in town and celebrate Pride Parade Day.

Ljubljana Pride

Pride march

11. 6. 2022, 17:00–23:00
Gathering at AKC Metelkova mesto, march on the streets of Ljubljana at 18.00, finishing at Kongresni square at 19:00.

The Pride march represents the central event of the Pride Parade. It is a protest march charged with energy and colours celebrating the existence and perseverance of the LGBTIQ+ community. It is a space where demands for visibility, equality and respect are given a voice. Followed by a political and cultural programme with Freekind., Romeo De La Cruz, B-Complex and many others. Join us! Let the rainbow voice be heard!


11. 6. 2022, 23:00
AKC Metelkova, klub Monokel, klub Tiffany, Škuc – Kulturni center Q (Masarykova 24, Ljubljana)

No, it’s not over yet! For all warmed up souls and feet dancing in front of the Pride stage, there is more to come at Monokel and Tiffany. Joins us for the afterparty where we’ll parade till the morning comes.


Rainbow families picnic


4. 6. 2022, 16:00–20:00
Tivoli (Ljubljana)

Organised by: Legebitra

Legebitra is organising a bring-your-own-picnic party for rainbow families in the blossoming spring-summer park Tivoli. The get-together is aimed at rainbow families, all LGBTIQ+ parents with children and parents-to-be. In addition to informal socialising, we would also like to talk about topics such as LGBTIQ+ parenting, the wishes and needs of rainbow families, the relationship between society and legal frameworks, and concrete plans for the future.

#brazgotine #kemseks


5. 6. 2022, 20:00
AKC Metelkova, klub Tiffany, Škuc – Kulturni center Q (Masarykova 24, Ljubljana)

Organised by: Škuc Theatre, Škuc and Zavod Kolaž

Sandi Jesenik’s play #brazgotine #kemseks touches on the taboo topic of kemsex in the minority gay community. The prevalence of drug use in the Western world is alarming, and this phenomenon is manifested through the personal stories of the individual. In an excellent acting register, actors Rok Kravanja and Vid Klemenc offer the audience the chance to relive the euphoria of the effect of substances, as well as a calm intimate experience of a loved one who is struggling with today’s world. Directed by Alen Jelen.

SELEKCIJA vol1: tetameta


9. 6. 2022, 21:00
Pritličje (Mestni trg 2, Ljubljana)

Organised by: Pritličje

Tetameta is an electronic music project by Patricia Arh, which opens up an extremely intimate, emotional personal space, stretching out under a veil of memory, nostalgia, sensual atmosphere and quiet-sounding melancholy. Trapped between the past of synthpop and its modern recollection of synthwave and dream pop.


Political message of the Ljubljana Pride Festival 2022


The Rainbow Voice initiative was created to give LGBTIQ+ young people across Slovenia a voice in the election campaign to be able to express civil society expectations towards the political parties and, above all, to ensure that the needs and demands of the LGBTIQ+ community are heard. The Rainbow Voice is proof that change is possible, and we will not stop until we achieve equality.

A record number of voters – nearly 70% of the electorate – exercised their democratic will in the parliamentary elections. We have no doubt that rainbow voters contributed a significant number of votes.

Together we showed what kind of country we want to live in. We showed that we want a democratic, free society, one that will celebrate diversity and, at the same time, unite us in solidarity. We showed that we believe in freedom of the press. We showed that we need art and culture in all their colourful and alternative dimensions and that we are prepared to fight for them and voice our demands. We showed that we care for our planet and that we are more than ready to make decisive steps towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future. We showed that we stand for fair payment and fair working conditions.

Together we made sure that today, Slovenia is not following in the footsteps of Hungary or Poland. But our efforts and endeavours for a more just society do not stop here; this is where our work only just begins! As we enter this new chapter, we congratulate and thank all initiatives, activists and everyone who cast their rainbow votes and helped achieve the final result.

Our resistance against the authoritarian regime of the previous government has come to an end, and the conditions for implementing the long-awaited rights of the LGBTIQ+ community are gradually being established! There will no longer be any excuse for us being treated as second-class citizens due to our sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in this country. We will keep a close watch on the fulfilment of commitments put forward in the Coalition Agreement and continue to advocate for the adoption of legislation enabling the equal treatment of LGBTIQ+ persons before the law.

At the end of the first term of the newly elected government, we envision being able to say:

  • Robert Golob’s government paid attention to rainbow voters. The regulation of key areas concerning the human rights of LGBTIQ+ persons was among the first legislative proposals of the new government. During their term, they enabled access to artificial insemination and the right to adopt for LGBTIQ+ couples!
  • On the initiative of Minister of Health Danijel Bešič Loredan, the National Assembly voted in favour of prohibiting medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex infants and children!
  • The successful work of the inter-ministerial commission led to the implementation of the legal recognition of gender based on self-identification in practice!
  • Minister of Education worked towards setting up a new compulsory programme for all schools addressing bullying based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

How about you, esteemed members of the newly elected government, honourable ministers, Mr Prime Minister? Can you envision ending your first term with these accomplishments, these long overdue historical social changes?

Four years from now, we invite you to stand before your rainbow voters and say out loud: There, we made it happen! We kept our pre-election promises, we achieved a more open society together! LGBTIQ+ persons in Slovenia are given equal and equivalent treatment.

Dear decision-makers, respected members of the LGBTIQ+ community and of the public, it is time for change! It is time for the human rights of LGBTIQ+ persons to be implemented! It is time for the rainbow voice!



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Ljubljana Pride Association

Naslov: Dunajska cesta 10, 1000 Ljubljana
Telefon: 040 773 586
SI56 6100 0001 2119 430 at Delavska hranilnica d. d.
VAT: 50719459
Reg. No: 4010604000

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Dunajska cesta 10, 1000 Ljubljana

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