Year after year, Zagreb is becoming more and more gay-friendly, as the gay population is also gaining numbers.
The Same-Sex Union Act, the Anti-Discrimination Act and a number of other legal acts forbid discrimination of individuals based on their sexual orientation in Croatia. Despite this, a certain level of intolerance still exists in Croatian society. Therefore, displays of affection (hugging, kissing) are not recommended outside premises declared 'gay & lesbian', 'men only', or 'lesbian friendly'.
Although Zagreb may not be as tolerant of gay lifestyle as Berlin or Madrid, you can still experience its relaxed atmosphere, meet warm and welcoming people, and feel the soul of the city when roaming the streets of the old town.
Recommended gay and gay friendly facilities are listed in this guide. The tourist board also very seriously supports this field of Zagreb's tourism.