Such attacks, I was later to learn from gay rights organisations and various witnesses, abound in Croatia. In the light of this, the Croatian authorities' attempts to appear "gay-friendly" look more like lip service to EU standards than sincere and serious instruments of change. International English. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In spite of this present-day homogeneity, Croatia has historically been at the confluence of three different cultural realms: Mobility-impaired travellers will find the cobbled streets and endless steps of Croatia's old towns challenging. Big hopes, big dreams and wonderful concept but Mi
This resulted in an immense discrepancy between hetero- and homosexual visibilities which can be felt to this day.
As their insults indicated, I had been deemed not masculine-looking enough. However, many towns on the coast have an unofficial gay beach — usually a rocky area at the edge of the nudist section. Although traditions and mentalities vary from one region to another, most Croats take pride in their Austro-Hungarian heritage, and being an industrialised and industrious nation, in contrast to their southern neighbours — an attitude very similar to that between northern Italy to its southern counterpart. It was only after the activism of the s that wealthy western nations saw the empowerment of a gay minority who mainly used their economic and political potentials to obtain their basic rights.
Homosexuality was either outlawed or pathologised, the only legitimate practice being the reproductive, utilitarian one.