The Ljubljana Pride Parade Association organized the first Slovene Pride Parade in Ljubljana in 2009. Since then, it matured into an international cultural and political festival of LGBTIQ+ culture with a distinctly political note.
Developed in recent years in a cultural and political festival of international dimensions. Pride Parade Festival is a festival of LGBTIQ+ culture with a distinctly political note. It peaks with the annual Pride Parade, which concludes with the public presentation of the LGBTIQ+ community's political demands to people in positions of power, institutions and the wider society. Its aim is to break the silence and the suppression of homosexuality, to occupy public space, to present the life and work of the LGBTIQ+ community, and to promote human rights, equal opportunities and freedom of choice.
The Purpose of the Ljubljana Pride Parade Association is to contribute to the establishment of a society that will be non-discriminatory, inclusive and open to all individuals, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other personal circumstance. It was established with the aim of safeguard the human rights and interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) population. The association acts as a youth, voluntary, independent and non-profit civil society organization.