Gay Straight Alliance at the Belgrade Civil Society Organizations Fair

Activists of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) today at the GSA stand at the Belgrade Civil Society Organizations Fair (CSO Fair) spoke to citizens about the status of LGBT population in Serbia and shared promotional material relating to the arguments against the most common prejudices about this population.

On the first day the GSA stand was visited by Mary Warlick, U.S. Ambassador in Belgrade, Danko Runic, director of the Agency for European Integration and Cooperation with Associations of Belgrade, Dejan Randjic, President of the Working Group for the improvement of the safety in the City of Belgrade, and many citizens and colleagues from the NGO sector.

GSA’s stand was visited by Cedomir Jovanovic, President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and a Member of Parliament, who used this occasion to fill the GSA’s membership application form, which met with great enthusiasm of GSA’s present activists.

On the board on which visitors of the GSA’s stand were able to leave messages to LGBT population it could be read: “No surrender”, “I’m straight and I support them, are you?”, “If my family might reconsider its position and change his own mind, anyone can! Go ahead!”.
Ambassador Warlick wrote: “All the best for LGBT Pride month and the year to come”, while Cedomir Jovanovic wrote: “Be strong”.

GSA is also in the frame of the CSO Fair organized a panel discussion on: “The role of the Education system in the inclusion of minority groups” with participation of the Borislava Maksimovic and Sanja Miloradovic, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, Emila Spasojevic, from the Office of Commissioner for Equality, Sandra Causevic, teacher, and Ivana Prazic, a member of the Working Group for Inclusive Education.

The two-day CSO Fair second consecutive year is organized by Agency for European Integration and Cooperation with Associations of City of Belgrade in order to present non-governmental organizations, as citizens of Belgrade, as well as colleagues from civil society representatives of local governments and state institutions, donor community and the media.

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