“In January, the LGBT family advocacy group Rainbow Families Croatia announced plans to distribute 500 free copies of My Rainbow Family (Moja Dugina Obitelj), a picture book about kids with same-sex parents. Within a few days, all the copies of the book were claimed, and Rainbow Families received hundreds of additional requests.

But the book also became the subject of criticism in the Catholic-majority country, where at least one religious group denounced it.

On February 4, organizers of an annual family carnival in the coastal town of Kastela set fire to a large cardboard replica of My Rainbow Family in front of hundreds of children and parents. Participants told reporters it was part of a tradition of burning something that ‘symbolizes evil.’

LGBT rights groups have filed a criminal complaint against the carnival organizers, Poklade, calling the incident a ‘public incitement to violence and hatred.'” (New Now Next)