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Croatia?s capital city Zagreb hosted gay pride parade

More than 400 people marched through Croatia?s capital Zagreb on Monday (May 21) to celebrate the annual gay pride parade. The event, organised by gay rights groups took place without incidents.

AFP reports:

Some 400 people took part Monday in the first ever same-sex marriage march in staunchly Catholic and largely conservative Croatia, set to join the European Union on July 1.

“We seek protection of our basic human rights. Our families are not inferior,” gay rights activist Sanja Juras told the crowd.

“We expect from the government some concrete actions: right to marriage and common-law marriage,” she said.

The participants marched through downtown Zagreb to the main government offices where they put out a giant rainbow flag and read out their demands.

They carried banners reading “Jesus also had two Fathers” and “Different Families – Same Rights.” They chanted “Love is Love” and “Marriage for All.”

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