Banská Bystrica kicked off this year’s Pride parades in Slovakia

About 100 people participated in the event.

Pride in Banská BystricaPride in Banská Bystrica (Source: SITA)

Our planet is endangered by real problems and not LGBTI people – We forgive you. This was the main message of the Pride parade held in Banská Bystrica on June 29.

After Bratislava and Košice, it was the third city to host the event titled A transition for Equality. About 100 people came to the streets to show that LGBTI communities also live in smaller towns and cities, the public-service broadcaster RTVS reported.

“We hear about LGBTI people being a danger to society, the traditional family and even our statehood,” Milan Zvada, organiser of the Pride parade in Banská Bystrica, told RTVS. “However, we’re convinced that it’s not true and that we should start dealing with real problems, not fictive ones.”

The rest of this article is premium content at
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on and

Top stories

No single list of foreigners who are entitled to vote in Slovakia exists.

It is a simple question. How many foreigners vote in Slovakia?

The million-dollar question the state and towns can hardly answer.

24. sep
Reconstruction work on the Monument of Liberation and Victory, unveiled in 1955 in the Dargov mountain pass, which commemorates the liberation of eastern Slovakia from Nazism.

Police have finally found a very old book, arresting alchemy buffs

Set out on a Malá Fatra hike, avoid the Bratislava cable car from Monday.

24. sep
Not all stretches of the long-awaited D4/R7 bypass of Bratislava will open as originally planned.

Problems with Bratislava bypass opening continue

Not all of its stretches will be put into operation on Sunday as officially planned.

24. sep
Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo speaks to foreigners at [fjúžn] festival's "Ask the Mayor" event.

Foreigner’s community has a big voice, but it needs to be more organised

Bratislava Mayor Matúš Vallo addressed the questions and concerns of foreigners in Bratislava during a special Q&A.

23. sep
Skryť Close ad