International Gay Pride Day observed in Belgrade
27. June 2011. | 17:53
The International Gay Pride Day – the day of the fight for rights of lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgender/transsexual persons was marked today with a symbolic display of a rainbow flag on the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, Public Administration and Local Self-Government.
Head of the Directorate for Human and Minority Rights Nenad Djurdjevic explained that in this way the Ministry wishes to show that Serbia is ready to improve the status of the LGBT population.
Djurdjevic said that the Ministry will work on the implementation of the Law on discrimination that should enable those belonging to the LGBT community to feel as equal members of the society.
We will work to raise awareness of citizens of Serbia so that we could improve the rights of LGBT people and raise them to the level that exists in developed countries, Djurdjevic underlined and noted that in Serbia this minority group is still highly marginalised.
The International Gay Pride Day is the holiday of the LGBT community which is celebrated to commemorate the three days of rioting that began on 27 June 1969 in New York, and which erupted when LGBT people confronted a police raid.