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ToolsForAction.net: Giant inflatable rainbow intervenes at annual swim race in Vis / Croatia

photos by Csilla Hódi

At 6p.m. on Saturday the 16th of August on the paradise island of Vis in Croatia, the annual open water swimming event was expected to run as usual. Instead a giant inflatable rainbow carried by activists intervened in the closing section of the race to establish queer visibility in public space and sport, and to protest Croatia’s again increasing LGBTIQ discrimination -recently coming in bottom (with Latvia) of the EU list of LGBTIQ (2) friendly places. The focus on the ethics of sports is due to the fact that sports environments are very hostile to any minority involvement.

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