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The Slovak Spectator-5th ANNIVERSARY

On March 1, 1995, the inaugural issue of The Slovak Spectator sneaked off the presses. There was no press conference, no advertising campaign. There was no energy reserved for any of that. Instead, the seven souls who put out that first issue wearily swilled a beer or three and collapsed for their first decent night's sleep in weeks. Then they woke up to work on issue #2.

Back then, we allowed ourselves no chest-thumping. So please excuse us now as we take the opportunity of our fifth anniversary to open the window into our 'kitchen', and to reflect on some of the top stories of the past half-decade.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava