Gay & Lesbian Travellers

Homosexuality has been legal in Croatia since 1977 and is tolerated but not widely accepted. Public displays of affection between same-sex couples may be met with hostility.

Gay venues are virtually nonexistent outside Zagreb. However, many towns on the coast have an unofficial gay beach – usually a rocky area at the edge of the nudist section.

  • Zagreb Pride (www.zagreb-pride.net) Usually held on the second Saturday in June.
  • Split Pride (www.facebook.com/lgbt.pride.split) Also in June.
  • LORI (www.lori.hr) Lesbian organisation based in Rijeka.
  • Dating apps Grindr (www.grindr.com) and Planet Romeo (www.planetromeo.com) are very popular with local gay and bisexual men.