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Belgrade Police & far-right clash as EuroPride 2022 goes ahead

A last-minute decision to allow EuroPride 2022 to proceed in the Serbian capital of Belgrade yesterday prompted protests from the pro-Russian far-right.  The Serbian President previously cancelled the parade, saying authorities could not ensure safety. However, Prime Minister Ana Brnabic announced hours before the event that EuroPride 2022 could proceed and guaranteed the safety of …

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Europride defiant in face of Serbian presidential cancellation

Organisers today dismissed an announcement by Serbian President Vucic cancelling the long-scheduled Europride celebrations due to take place in Belgrade 12-18 September. Remarkably, at the same press conference where he announced the cancellation, Vucic also proposed extending the term of Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, a lesbian. The European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA) chose Belgrade as …

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Couple sue to marry in country where even PM can not

Jelena Dubovi and Suncica Kopunovic commenced a legal battle Thursday for legal recognition of their partnership in Serbia. The socially conservative country bans same-sex marriage. The two women attempted to register a civil union in their home town in April. However the registrar’s office in Novi Sad turned them away. The Serbian constitution explicitly defines …