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About us

The idea to organize an LGBT ball first came to the members of the STUD, z.s. association, and GaTe team in 2012. In 2013, the first ball in the "Black and White" style was successfully organized, followed by an even more successful second ball in the "Heaven and Hell" style in 2014. In 2015, Queer Ball with "The Past and the Future" theme took place and it ended the first triad of balls characterized by a contrast of two motives. Queer Ball 2016 with its "Four Elements" theme was dominated by forces of nature. The theme of the Queer Ball 2017 was "On the Silver Screen" and this time, the event full of stars of the silver screen was held in both Brno and Prague for the first time. Sixth Queer Ball in Brno and second Queer Ball in Prague will have a theme called "Colours of Life".

Event organizer – STUD, z.s. association

  • STUD, z.s. is an association of gays, lesbians and their friends. We are an independent non-profit organization which operates for the benefit of gays and lesbians, develops and cultivates the LGBT community, seeks full equality and has been trying to overcome the prejudices in the society since 1996.
  • We are a nation-wide Czech civic association based in Brno. We are a member of the Association of NGOs of South Moravia, the Czech Council of Children and Youth and platform PROUD.



STUD, z.s. | IČ: 643 30 346
recorded in the registry of the Regional Court in Brno, file n° L 5643
Bratislavská 215/31 | 602 00 Brno
tel.: 603 367 762
e-mail: |
bank account for donations: 272631906/0300

Our main projects

  • GaTe – Since 2003 we have been organizing regular meetings, few days' experiential events, sports, cultural or social events for young gays during their coming-out period. We are involved in the development of public education and community life and organize debates at secondary schools.
  • Studividlo – A friendly association of amateur actors who enjoy acting and who like theatre (and are not ashamed to admit it!) and who have a sense of humor and good fun.
  • Queer library – Unique and first in the Czech Republic, it contains over 500 Czech or English books, dozens of professional works and hundreds of magazines about LGBT community.
  • Queer Ball – An original, unconventional and informal ball for all gays, lesbians, queer people and their friends.
  • Mezipatra Queer Film Festival – A festival of films with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender themes that we held annually since 2000 in Prague and Brno. Since 2013 we are participating in its preparation as one of the organizers. It is the biggest cultural event in the life of Czech gay and lesbian community.
  • QueerLab – This project’s aim is to provide a space for social and cultural activities outside the heteronormative social framework. Through our ideas, we would like to allow non-heterosexual people present themselves in a representative and respectful manner.