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A Queer Walking Tour of Bratislava


Coordinators: Katarína Slezáková in collaboration with Jana Jablonická Zezulová

Graphic design: Lubica Segečová Studio

Take a walk with us through the center of Bratislava and get to know the past of the queer people in the city. 

A Queer Tour of Bratislava 
May 16, 2024 from 18:00
Length of tour: 2 hours
Meeting point: Ondrejský cemetery, bus stop Cintorínska
The tour will be held in Slovak.
The program is free of charge, but save your spot here.

It was the Björnson Street where the writings and diaries of Imrich Matyas (1896-1974), one of the pioneers for the improvement of the status of queer people in the interwar Czechoslovakia, have been housed. What does his story reveal about queer people at the time? Their lovers, persecution or blackmailing, but also their efforts to make the situation different? We will find out at the individual stops in the center of Bratislava.

The tour will be led by Jana Jablonická Zezulová, currently a curator at the Bratislava City Museum. She is interested in the history of different communities in the 20th century, the history of the women’s movement and reflection on the lives of queer people in the past. 

The curatorial project Hungry Is My Favourite Word consists of a series of events. Starting with the performance Siréna by Michal Dore during the opening. Save the date for the next one:
Feb 21, 2024 Coffee&Cake Intergenerational Queer Storytelling
March 21, 2024 Writing a queer-feminist diary (workshop) 
May 11, 2024 The performance of Aliza Orlan
May 16, 2024 Queer walking tour in Bratislava

Design: Lubica Segecova Studio

The exhibition is part of the international project Islands of Kinship: A Collective Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive Art Institutions, co-financed by the European Union. Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.