Adriatic coast gets its first openly gay bar

STORY: Welcome to the first openly gay bar on Croatia's Adriatic coast

LOCATION: Dubrovnik, Croatia

Local media say Milk is the first dedicated gay bar on the Croatian coast

though there are other 'gay-friendly' venues

(Igor Mlinaric, local journalist): "This is the only official gay bar on (Croatia's) Adriatic coast, which is extraordinary because Croatia is a major European tourist destination. No matter how conservative and traditional we are here, all kinds of people come to Dubrovnik and there has always been gay tourism, even if there were no venues catering specifically to them."

Croatia legalized gay sex more than 40 years ago

but homophobia and discrimination against sexual minorities are common

in the staunchly Roman Catholic country

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