This year’s Pride parade celebrated the 10th anniversary since the founding of the Pride Parade Association. On this occasion, Pride Connects event was dedicated to consecration, remembrance, toasting, and celebration. On March 12, we gathered together on Dunajska cesta in Ljubljana with nostalgia towards the past, shared stories and experiences, honoured our predecessors, and then renewed motivation and energy into the future, prepared for new victories. The memories of the past pride parades were shared in a discussion with the three founding members of the association, namely Mitja Blažić, Linn Julian Koletnik and the first president of the association, Petra[...]
Short-term ESC / volunteering call | June 2019 Duration: 1 month, June 2019 Location: Ljubljana (Slovenia) Destined to: LGBTIQ+ people (18-30 years old) with a strong interest in LGBTIQ+ organisations, topics and politics Description: volunteers will be involved in the implementation of the program of the Pride Festival 2019. The volunteers will be included in the organising team and will be able to experience first hand what it is like to be part of the organisation of a Pride Festival and the parade. Typical tasks of the volunteer include: • Technical + logistical support during and after each event •[...]
From 16 to 24 October 2018 I attended the Training of Facilitators (ToF) of Erasmus+ Youth as a trainer of Ljubljana Pride Pool of Trainers. The training had the support of the Slovene Erasmus+ agency MOVIT and was organized by Programa Erasmus+ Juventude em Ação (Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme Juventude, Portugal). 25 trainers, youth workers and facilitators from 15 EU countries attended the training in Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal. Since the two previous editions were successful and well received, this was the third edition of this ToF, mainly focusing on learning about facilitation, getting to know and[...]
As a part of the Inclusive Erasmus+ Project, we are preparing for the next study visit – this time in Romania. Four of our volunteers will spend 6 days in November (4th – 9th) in Bucharest, together with participants from Portugal, Finland and Scotland. After uncovering how to be more inclusive towards people with different religious beliefs, gender identities, LGBTIQ+ identities and different (dis)abilities, this visit will focus on inclusivity towards people coming from non-urban areas and specifically Roma people. During the project, different Romanian associations will present their work and methods. In the end of the study visit, the[...]
In June 2018 the European Youth Foundation presented a poster exhibition featuring best practices from projects they supported in 2017 and Culture of Humiliation was one of these best practices. Every year the European Parliament organises a European Youth Event bringing together between 5000-8000 young people from all around Europe. During the project we organised over 10 workshops and over 15 exhibitions of powerful poster art around Slovenia, addressing (cyber)bullying based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity; and still more to come!
What’s your name and age? My name is Jessica Lima, and I’m 25. Since when have you been involved with Ljubljana Pride? I’ve been involved with Ljubljana Pride since 2016. Why do you think Ljubljana Pride is important? Ljubljana Pride is important because more than a parade, we are an association that is very much politically active throughout the year: we also organise workshops, international trainings, fundraisers, and other activities related to youth work, even though our most visible event is the parade within the Pride festival, in which we also host debates, roundtables, workshops, etc… Since we position ourselves as an anti-racist[...]
Dear party people, time for another unforgettable party, but this time in Vienna! Thanks to our friends from the Club of Slovenian students in Vienna (http://www.ksssd.org/), we are organizing additional Pride Fundraiser party in KSŠŠD Vienna! Money raised goes to the funds for Ljubljana Pride Festival which will be held 15th – 23rd of June 2018. If you are not able to attend but wish to contribute, we also accept donations. You can easily donate to: DRUŠTVO PARADA PONOSA, Vegova 8, 1000 Ljubljana, IBAN: SI56 6100 0001 2119 430, Delavska hranilnica d.d. Doors will be open to all, with our[...]
Ljubljana Pride Association proudly presents our first published book “Among Them is Music” by Nina Dragičević. Among them is… Dragičević. This time with a new book intervention on music in the construction of a lesbian scene and why you were not where you thought you were.
As Pride Parade Association we started fundraising in 2016, which quickly became an indispensable part of our activities. So far, we had fundraisers traditionally organized in Ljubljana, in clubs Tiffany and Monokel. This year, for the first time, we organized the fundraiser for the Pride Parade in Vienna, in cooperation with the Club of Slovenian Students in Vienna – KSŠŠD (http://www.ksssd.org/). We visited Vienna with Cabaret Tiffany’s Giovanna Serrano and Luca Scadi. After their performance warmed the atmosphere, the program continued with a speech by Simona Muršec, president of the Pride Parade Association, who briefly presented the work and activities[...]