Czech Sociologist Studying LGBT Issues
Zdeněk Sloboda is a Czech sociologist focused on the sociology of sexuality and gender, but also the sociology of media and media education. Additionally, Sloboda is heavily involved in LGBT issues as an advocate. He is a founding member and current secretary of the Platform for Equal Rights, Acknowledgement and Diversity (PROUD). He is a member of the Government Council for Human Rights, the Committee for Sexual Minorities, and the organizing committee of the Professional Conference for Sexuality. He is on staff for the magazine, Gender, Equal Opportunities, Research. Previously, he studied journalism and media studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Prague.