Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes

COME FORWARD! Empowering and Supporting Victims of Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes is a project aimed at improving the protection from homophobic and transphobic hate crimes through empowering and supporting members of the LGBT community and building the capacity of civil society. The project is led by the University of Brescia (Università degli Studi di Brescia) in Italy, started in December 2016 and will end in December 2018.

The importance of this project is seen in the fact that anti-LGBT hate crimes have increasingly been recognized by international organisations (NGOs), as well as many European governments. Despite this, an international action plan to establish a common strategy of dealing with anti-LGBT hate crimes still needs to be cohesively developed. This is why an effective multi-agency response, addressing both underreporting and the provision of accessible victim support services, is needed.


Open Society Foundation (OSF) is an organization which highlights the importance of the improvement of the democratic processes, prevalence of rights, civic participation, and human rights. The organization operates through encouraging politics that provide greater justice in political, legal, and economical systems.

Protecting Our Rights!

OSF supports current strategic activities of Zagreb Pride which are directed towards keeping the present level of rights in the current socio-political context, but also developing those rights through activities of monitoring the application of The Law on Life Partnership, drafting proposals on The Law of Gender Identity and other associated strategies of advocacy through Pride Month, Pride March and other activities.

Support Zagreb Pride

Project Support Zagreb Pride is launched for the purpose of operationalizing the strategic aim of organization; to increase the share of funds of Zagreb Pride with emphasis on financing Pride Month and Pride March. The goal of the project is to create a sustainable pride march that will maintain its quality regardless of possible political turmoils in Croatia, with a little help from donations from the community, as well as the support from the people abroad. The whole implementation of the project enables us to experiment with different models of supporting, making tools and advisories that we will be using in the future if they turn out to be successful.

Protect and Implement Life Partnerships and Hold Back Attacks on LGBTIQ and Sexual Rights

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice is a philanthropic organization which concentrates on the improvement of human rights of LGBTIQ people in the world, and the removal of racial, economical, social, and gender oppression’s. The foundation mostly operates in countries in which LGBTIQ people are exposed to threats that violate human rights.

Astraea supports the work of Zagreb Pride in the area of connecting with other feminist organizations for the purpose of protecting reproductive rights, in the area of educational activities in schools, on colleges/universities, working in LGBTIQ communities, and developing rights for life partners and rainbow families.