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Arrests Follow Gay-Rights Rally In Croatia

Screen Shot 2013-01-14 at 12.49.17 PMOn Sunday, Croatian LGBT activists gathered outside’s Zagreb’s main cathedral to support a proposed school curriculum that would include lessons on sexual minorities and gender roles. Not surprisingly, religious leaders in the highly Catholic country oppose the plan, saying it fosters “unnatural” lifestyles.

“Over the last month the church has said that gay people are destroying Croatia, that they are destroying humankind,” one activist told EuroNews. “They have called us demons and said we are against nature”

Counter-demonstrators were separated from the group by riot police, who arrested three people—though it’s not clear which side of the issue the arrestees were on.

Croatia has seen tensions rise over LGBT issues: Pride marches have often been met with threats of violence, and in 2010, Croatian Football Federation president Vlatko Markovic swore he’d never allow a gay player in his league.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jan 14, 2013
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    • Chad Hunt
      Chad Hunt

      It really is a shame to see a small tiny country as my ancestral homeland Croatia be more progressive than the United States. As a high school Social Studies teacher I have hoped for the day when a sexuality, gender, body image, ethnicity, social class, & religion diversity class might be part of the curriculum taught in our school system. I have even mapped out a course myself but have had no hopes of ever seeing it put into practice.

      Jan 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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