UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)




According to the Anti-discrimination Act adopted in 2004, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is against the law in Slovakia. However, same-sex marriage is not legally recognised. A 2014 constitutional amendment defines marriage exclusively as the union of a man and a woman. However, the Pew Research Center survey conducted 2015-2017 in 34 countries demonstrates that 47% of Slovaks favour same-sex marriage.

LGBTQ map of Slovakia

​Academic institutions

Some academic research has been published on the topic of gender by the following institutions, but research on the LGBTQ+ is very sparse. 


Data and statistics
News portals
  • Lesba.sk - lesbian community portal [in Slovak].
  • Queer Slovakia - An online magazine dedicated to queer culture in Slovakia [in Slovak].
Digital libraries and archives
  • Imrich Matyáš online exhibition - the exhibition captures the life and activities of Bratislava's Imrich Matyáš (1896-1974), who for the past 40 years of his life tried to make homosexual people return to their dignity [in Slovak].
  • Interviews with Aspekt - interview of Jana Juráňová (one of the editors of the feminist journal Aspekt) with two lesbian women: Anna Daučíková and Anna Fábryová, both lesbian activists [in Slovak].
  • Queer Memory: Loading: Love - an exhibition about the past of gay community in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia [in English].
  • Diversity PRO - an NGO aimed at raising awareness to workplace diversity & inclusion, and promoting diversity visibility and leadership of LGBT people [in Slovak and English].
  • GayChristians Slovakia - informal group creating a safe space for LGBT Christian [in Slovak].
  • Iniciatíva Inakosť - since 2012 Iniciatíva Inakosť is a platform of Slovak organizations, activists and activists with a common program of equalization of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersexual people in Slovakia [in Slovak].
  • Saplinq - civic association for LGBT people [in Slovak].
  • TransFúzia - NGO supporting transgender people in Slovakia [in Slovak].
Other resources