About LORI

Lesbian Organisation Rijeka - LORI was founded in 2000 with aims to inform and sensitise the public to accept LGBTIQ+ persons, to eradicate prejudice and homo/bi/transphobia, to eliminate discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, to promote gender equality, the values of tolerance, pluralism, and real equality before the law and to empower the community.

LORI activities are focused on:

Our vision:

Lesbian Organisation Rijeka - LORI believes in the right of every person to create and adapt their identity in accordance with their diversity, guided exclusively by their individual sexuality and gender - rather than by the given heteronormative rules and binary system - and enjoying all the rights they are entitled to. The vision of LORI is to ensure a democratic civil society in which persons are not discriminated against on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression; a society dominated by the values of non-violence, equality and acceptance of difference, which promotes the freedom of living and expressing one’s sexual and gender individuality.

Our mission:

Lesbian Organisation Rijeka - LORI advocates equality, togetherness and social justice among people. It is primarily aimed at combating and eliminating homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in all its forms, but also at eliminating sexism, misogyny, xenophobia, racism and other social phenomena that cause and support inequality and violence in society.

Executive coordinators:


In the implementation of projects and activities, LORI collaborates with numerous organisations and institutions in the field of human rights protection, both nationally and internationally. LORI is a member of: the Network of Lesbian Organisations and Activists from the Former Yugoslavia, ILGA (International Lesbian and Gay Association), IGLYO (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Intersex Youth and Student Organisation), Women's Network Croatia, The GOOD Initiative (Initiative for Civic Education) and ELC – EuroCentralAsian Lesbian* Community.

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