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Topic: LGBTQIA+ (25 records)


The first club in Prague catering to the lesbian community. It existed in the 1990s and early 2000s in Žižkov, organising entertainment events, private exhibitions, discussions, political debates and supporting sporting events as well.


Festival of LGBTQIA+ culture, organised since 2016 as an alternative to Prague Pride. It deals with such topics as social class, inequality, ethnicity and exclusion, in general and in the aforementioned communities.


A club, café and restaurant, the most famous and popular public space in the 1930s catering to homosexual clientele. For a long time, it was also a symbol of the homosexual community in Prague.

Zuzana Brabcová

Czech writer, author of the first lesbian novel in Czech literature The Year of Pearls (Rok perel).

Centre for Queer Memory

A non-profit organisation collecting and making accessible to the public all documents and artefacts connected with the history of the queer community in the Czech Republic.

Czech modern LGBTQIA+ literature

Czech literature written by members of the LGBTQIA+ community, or literature focusing on the community’s problems. Most such texts were written after 1989.


Cultural, social and political movement advocating the presence and activity of women in different social spheres. The tradition of women’s associations dates from the 1830s.


Initiative of the organisation Open Society warning about sexism in the public sphere. Its competition culminates in awarding the Genderman Award to men who are most active in the struggle for the equality of sexes.

Hlas sexuální menšiny (magazine)

The first magazine published on the territory of modern day Czech Republic focusing on the non-heterosexual population and whose main purpose was to fight for the abolishment of penalisation of homosexuality, for the emancipation and association of all members of sexual minorities.


Magazine focusing on the homosexual minority, one of the first of its kind on the territory of the modern-day Czech Republic. Its first issue was published in 1932 in Brno.


A talk show broadcast on Radio Wave of the Czech Radio, dealing with queer topics, intimacy and sexuality in general. The only such show on the Czech Radio.

LGBTQIA+ print in the Czech Republic

The first magazines for the LGBTQIA+ minority appeared as early as the 1930s. New ones were founded after 1989, e.g. SOHO revue, Gayčko and Promluv. The lifestyle magazine LUI, primarily intended for men, is currently published.


International film festival focusing on LGBTQIA+ films. It has been organised every autumn in Prague and Brno since 2000.

Prague Pride

A collective name for all LGBTQ events taking place every summer in Prague. It is one of the largest festivals in the Czech Republic, culminating in the Pride parade.


Lesbian magazine founded in the middle of the 1990s, as well as a women’s association. The magazine and the association were inspired by the anthology of lesbian poetry Speak (Promluv) from 1992.


Czech non-profit organisation supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, advocating its rights and also draws attention to burning issues within the community. It also gives the bePROUD awards.

Martin Putna

Czech historian of literature and university teacher. Head of the team of authors of the book Homosexuality in the History of Czech Culture (Homosexualita v dějinách české kultury, 2011), the first publication on the history of homosexuality in Czech literature, fine arts, theatre and film.

Registered partnership

The law on registered partnerships was passed in 2006 and the Czech Republic became the first country of the former Eastern Blok to legalise same-sex partnerships.

Sestry věčné radosti

Czech version of the American organisation Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and after that the Czech offshoot of the original American organisation, promoting safe sex and care for health, and actively supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ community in HIV/AIDS prevention.

Sexist Piglet

An award, more precisely anti-award, for gender-discriminating advertisements that represent women as sexual objects or that tend towards sexism.

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