Serbian gays face violence, discrimination

Published: March 5, 2010

Serbian gays face violence, discrimination

Last September a Belgrade gay pride parade was called off after police and government officials said they could not ensure the security.

BELGRADE, March 5, 2010 (AFP) – Gays and lesbians in Serbia face violence, abuse and discrimination and the government is failing to protect their rights, a gay rights group said Friday.

"The biggest problems of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) population in Serbia are violence, discrimination and hate speech," the Belgrade-based Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) said in its annual report for 2009.

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