Romana Schlesinger

Executive Director, Queer Leaders Forum, Slovak Republic

Romana Schlesinger is the executive director and founder of the Slovak LGBTIQ organization called Queer Leaders Forum. Founded in 2009, the organization is the first in Slovakia to declare the aim of equal rights for LGBTIQ people. Previously, she has worked as a project manager of the lesbian organization “Museion.” In 2010, Ms. Schlesinger co-founded the Rainbow PRIDE Bratislava and became its spokesperson. In 2011, she also co-founded the first ever LGBTIQ community center “Q-centrum” that she has been managing since then to provide the LGBTIQ community with free of charge psychological, social and legal counseling. Ms. Schlesinger holds an M.A. in journalism.

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