History

2001

2001

(FOTO:Blic/Andrija Ilić)  Belgrade’s first Pride Parade was organised on 30th June 2001 under the slogan “There is Space for All of Us”. The small number of those who gathered at the Republic Square were attacked by members of right wing organisations and sports fan groups. The police forces were insufficient and unprepared and did not react adequately to the violence. More than forty people were injured, and there was no Government reaction.

2018

2018

(FOTO:Vesna Lalić)   May 17 – Belgrade Pride was announced for September under the slogan ’’Say yes!’’ with two clear requests for the state: adoption of the Law on registered same-sex partnerships as well as the Law on gender identity.
August 16 – Pride Info Center was reopened as a safe and inclusive space in one of the busiest main streets in Belgrade. The difference from the previous Center was that the new one was to stay open permanently, after Pride, but also the fact that the new, larger space would provide the ability to host lectures, panel discussions, movie screenings, HIV testings, a big number of charity events, etc. By the end of 2018, more than 10 000 people visited the Center.
September 16 – Belgrade Pride was held succesfully for the fifth consecutive time. Pride Week consisted of 65 events held at multiple locations in Belgrade. More than 2500 marched at the Pride Parade and the number of policemen had drastically decreased. After the march, a multi-hour entertainment program was held at the Students’ park for the first time.
November 2 – The first criminal verdict was issued in which the motive of hate was taken as a special aggrevating circumstance during the sentencing. Although hate-motivated crime, as a separate article, was introduced into the Serbian Criminal Code as a mandatory aggrevating circumstance in 2012, this was the first time that the article had been used in a verdict.