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Belgrade Pride Parade on September 15th under the slogan “I’m not giving up”

Belgrade's 2019 "Pride Week" will run from September 9 to September 15 and will end with a walk and parade under the slogan "I'm not giving up," organisers announced. Belgrade Pride representative Marko Mihailović announced at a press conference that the march on September 15 will start at 5 pm from Slavia Circle, and will [...]

First Birthday of the Pride Info Centre

The opening of the exhibition "Love" by artist Martin Stamenković marked one year since the opening of the Pride Info Centre in Belgrade. More than 15,000 people visited during that period, and helped join the fight for the rights of LGBT members who belong to the community. As Pride Centre Coordinator Jovan Ilić told Tanjug, [...]

Belgrade Pride in solidarity with the first Pride in Bialystok

In the city of Bialystok, in the east of Poland, the first Pride Parade was held. Unfortunately, the event did not take place without any incidents. About four thousand right-wingers and hooligans attacked the participants. They threatened the activists, insulted them, and even physically assaulted them. The slogans like "God, honour, homeland!", "Bialystok free of [...]

Why is it important for me to remember the genocide victims in Srebrenica

Today marks the 24th anniversary of genocide in Srebrenica. In the genocide and in the area near Srebrenica, over 8,000 people were systematically killed, whereby people are still looking for thousands of remains. 8372 to be exact… In Potočari 33 people will be buried today. Among them, the youngest victim was just 16 years old. I hear this information [...]

Solidarity with the LGBT+ community in Turkey

Pride parade in Istanbul has been banned the fifth year in a row, and a peaceful gathering on the 30th of June near Taksim square was followed by excessive use of force by the police, firing rubber bullets and tear gas. This kind of behaviour towards the LGBT+ community is part of everyday life in [...]

First LGBTI job fair was held, over 250 jobs offered

Bengaluru – LGBTI job fair, organized for the first time in India, attracted more than 250 people looking for employment with companies such as Intel, Goldman Sachs and Uber.  The event in Bengaluru, in southern part of India, was organized after the Supreme Court of India overruled the 2018 law banning homosexuality, enabling companies to [...]

Mathematician Alan Turing on the new 50 pound note/banknote

The Bank of England chose mathematician Alan Turing, who cracked Nazi codes in World War II, to be the new face of the 50 pound note. Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney said today that Turing was “a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand.” Turing’s work in cracking Nazi’s communication code helped [...]

Solidarity with the LGBT+ community in Turkey

Pride parade in Istanbul has been banned the fifth year in a row, and a peaceful gathering on the 30th of June near Taksim square was followed by excessive use of force by the police, firing rubber bullets and tear gas. This kind of behaviour towards the LGBT+ community is part of everyday life in [...]

Our Borka

There are not a lot of intellectuals in Serbia who have uncompromisingly and clearly supported the LGBT+ community in Serbia for such a long time. In that small constellation Borka was always a star. To be of different sexual orientation or gender identity for her was never a question, but deprivation of human rights or [...]

Half century of Stonewall – how have we decided to become proud?

LGBT+ people have always existed. Literature and art are the first evidence of this. Even theology – since same-sex relationships are described in several sacred books of almost all major religions today. Some sacred books, such as the Talmud, testify to the existence of intersex and gender- people. Homoeroticism of ancient Hellas, the Indian Hijra, [...]

First Pride in Novi Sad

First pride in Novi Sad was held on 17th May as the finale of the first pride week in the biggest city of Vojvodina. This date was chosen as it is the International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. Our group of volunteers from the organisation “Da se zna!” got a chance to participate and [...]

3rd IDAHOT tournament at Manjež

The organisation “Da se zna!” organised their traditional humanitarian tournament in playing with balls on the eve of the International day against homophobia and transphobia known as “IDAHOT" (IDAHOBIT). The tournament was held on 19th May at park Manjež while registration fee was 250 rsd or more for every team member. All the money went [...]