Ljubljana - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

This is a tricky question. On the one hand, domestic partnerships are legal, Ljubljana is a fairly progressive city, and there are openly gay NGOs and one gay bar in Ljubljana. However, the LGBT scene is quite small, and there has been a resurgence of anti-gay sentiment in recent years. Outside of Ljubljana, attitudes towards the LGBT community are neutral or negative. An unknown group of assailants attacked Ljubljana's one gay bar when I was posted there. - Jun 2022

Slovenia is a mixed bag when it comes to LGBT issues. On the one hand they are pass laws that restrict family definitions to "traditional" marriage. One the other hand, they are friendly to "civil unions." - May 2016

I don't know, but I think so. - Jul 2014

The Slovene "gay scene" is pretty much one bar in Ljubljana, and one night per week in a local club. So if you're gay and single, you better go to Vienna on weekends to party. But in terms of homophobia, people here usually respect privacy and, although openly gay couples are very rare, they are respected. - Aug 2011

I think it is. - Jun 2011

I don't know. Since you don't meet locals, it shouldn't really matter though. - Mar 2011

I don't think there is a problem. - Jun 2010

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