According to the Anti-discrimination Act adopted in 2004, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is against the law in Slovakia. However the 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 favor same-sex marriage.
Country ranking [in English].
Some academic research has been published on the topic of gender by the following institutions, but research on LGBT is very sparse.
O'Dwyer, C. (2018). Coming out of communism : The emergence of LGBT activism in Eastern Europe. New York : New York University.
Vērdiņš et al. (2016). Queer Stories of Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Havelková et al. (2014). The Politics of Gender Culture under State Socialism: An Expropriated Voice. London : Routledge.
Lorencova, V. & Henderson, L. (2006). Becoming visible: Queer in postsocialist Slovakia. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
Tamagne, F. (2006). A History of Homosexuality in Europe: Berlin, London, Paris 1919 – 1939. New York : Algora Publishing.
Catalogue of books and publications from the Institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences [in Slovak and English].
Centrálny register záverečných prác (CRZP) - central repository of final theses and dissertations [in Slovak].
Slovakia hate crime data by OSCE ODIHR [in English].
Political preferences of LGBT people in Slovakia 2018. Report. Iniciatíva Inakosť [in Slovak].
Surveys by Iniciatíva Inakosť [in Slovak].
Slovak LGBT Survey 2017. Report. Iniciatíva Inakosť [in Slovak].
European LGBT Survey, 2012. FRA Europe [in English].
ECRI - Country monitoring in Slovak Republic. Reports, 1997 - 2019 [in English].
Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of LGBTI People in Slovakia 2018. Report by ILGA Europe [in English].
The biggest survey showed the lives of LGBT people. Article in The Slovak Spectator, 17 May 2018 [in English].
ECRI Report on SLovakia, ECRI 2014 [in English, French, Slovak].
Legal Study on Homophobia and Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. Via Iuris and ETC Slovakia, April 2010 [English].
Meeting the challenge of accession Surveys on sexual orientation discrimination in countries joining the European Union. ILGA Europe Policy Paper, April 2004 [English].
QYS Magazín [in Slovak].
Atribút [in Slovak].
Glosolalia - journal for Gender in Arts and Theory [in Slovak].
Interviews with Aspekt - interview of Jana Juráňová (one of editors of feminist journal Aspekt) with two lesbian women: Anna Daučíková and Anna Fábryová, both lesbian activists [in Slovak].
Q Centrum LGBT library [in Slovak].
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].
Queer Leaders Forum (QLF) Blog [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].
TransFúzia - NGO supporting transgender people in Slovakia [in Slovak].
Q Centrum - LGBT community centre [in Slovak and English].
Saplinq - civic association for LGBT people [in Slovak].
GayChristians Slovakia - informal group creating a safe space for LGBT Christian [in Slovak].
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].