GLXY Travel Guide - Exploring the LGBT Scene in Prague

24 Aug, 2018
In this article you can find out why and when to visit Czech Republic and Prague, how friendly is this city for LGBT persons, where to go for gay-friendly dinner options, bars, clubs and other venues, what are the most important LGBT events of the year not to be missed; how to meet locals; and other interesting and important practical details.

About Czech Republic and Prague

The Czech Republic became an independent state in January 1993, after the then Czechoslovakia divided into two constituent parts.

Before the Second World War, Czechoslovakia was one of the 10 most industrialized countries in the world and was the most democratic country in the period before the Second World War.

Czech’s capital Prague is over 1,000 years old and abounds in a rich historical architecture of different styles. The city has therefore become the favorite location of many international filmmakers.

90 percent of Czechs have completed at least secondary school, which is one of the highest percentages in the European Union. Unfortunately. The Czech Republic is still at the very top of the EU. Following cancer mortality, they are immediately behind Hungary. Almost the entire country is completely surrounded by mountains. The mountains also make natural borders to Poland and Germany. According to research, the Czech Republic is one of the least trusted countries in God. Namely, only 19 percent of the Czechs believe in the existence of God.

The "City of Thousand Towers", the "Golden City", the "Crown of the World", the "Golden Roof City" - are just some of the names depicting this city, often considered the heart of Europe. It was founded in the ninth century on seven hills on both sides of the river Vltava, and from the sky is watched by the patron saint of the patron Saint Vision.

Prague is the main and with more than 1.2 million inhabitants the largest city of the Czech Republic and its cultural and economic center. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, Prague became one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe as well as in the world. Prague is the sixth most visited city in Europe, after London, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Berlin.Truly, Prague is a fairy-tale city! All these churches, bridges and towers, as if they were torn from the past and glued to today, only for us, all of them from the same master! Namely, Prague is extremely, hm, it's best to say a compact city, as if one hand was making it. They say that is so in many Central European cities, but in Prague it is somehow particularly pronounced.

If you do not love Prague because of culture, you will love it for nightlife. Countless pubs and a multitude of clubs will satisfy every eager fun, and even those unhappy after a few cups of Becher or Krushovica will surely be no longer.

LGBT situation

According to the latest CVVM polls, the Center for Public Opinion Research at the Czech Academy of Science, 62 percent of Czech citizens would allow homosexuals to adopt their partner or partner's children. There were less than one-third of the respondents.
When questioned whether homosexuals should have the right to adopt children from their children's homes, 48 percent responded positively, and only ten were ten years ago.

Namely, at the beginning of the nineties, the sexual minority in the Czech Republic was not accepted, while almost three-quarters of the citizens respected the differences and supported the registration of homosexual couples' partnerships and legal modification of their relationships, although the marriage community is looking somewhat different.

According to the CVVM results, 51 percent of the respondents would support of the same sex adopting, and 43 percent voted for it. CCVM points out that homosexuals are largely supported by younger people aged between 15 and 44, highly educated and those who live up to their standard of living. Among people who are against homosexuals are mostly citizens of lower education, believers as well as those of the left political orientation, older than 60, pensioners, and those who label their standard as bad.

According to census data from 2011, approximately 1,000 children lived in same-sex communities. It is estimated that they are currently significantly higher because, according to the information provided by the PROUD - Platform for Equality, Recognition and Diversity, in lesbian registered partnerships, more and more children are born.

It is interesting that earlier in the year of 2016, the Czech Constitutional Court for people from the same-sex registered partnership, opened the way for individual adoption of children. Free homosexuals have theoretically been able to adopt a baby since then, but by entering into a registered partnership they are not. However, the decision of the Constitutional Court did not apply to the joint adoption or to the situation where a registered partner wishes to adopt a partner's child. It happened later in the same year, so now Czech Republic has a law that allows a partner of a parent to adopt kids. The Constitutional Court made a statement! Bravo for Czech Republic! The annual pride parade is ever growing in the number of visitors, last year in August, reached 50 000 queers and queer supporters.

Searching for LGBT information can be easy folllowing links below:

Enjoy Prague and enjoy freedom visiting LGBT places/bars/sauna/clubs/festivals:

Meziparta festival - Happens in November. The oldest queer festival in the country. It is a movie festival and exists for 16 years.

A-Club- Friday, lesbian only. The rest of the days, amazing place for everybody. Address: Milíčova 25, Prague 3

Alcatraz - Club for men only. Address: Borivojova 58, Prague 3

Arco - A cozy and affordable guest house. Getting there: Take tram 4, 22 or 23 from Namesti Miru to Krymska stop.

Babylonia - The oldest sauna in the city, for men, many young, hot guys. Address: Martinská 6, Stare Mesto. Metro station Narodni trida