Kalanović: URS against the Pride Parade

Belgrade, 25.02.2014.

Unlike Suzana Grubješić, the Vice president of the United Regions of Serbia (URS), who last week at a debate organised by Istinomer said she has nothing against gatherings such as the Pride Parade if these gatherings are peaceful, her party colleague Verica Kalanović, also the Vice president of URS, said yesterday at a campaign rally in Kuršumlija, that URS is explicitly against the Pride Parade.

verica-kalanovicCommenting on the rights of LGBT people in Serbia, Kalanović said that URS supports all minorities, including LGBT people, but she is specifically against the Pride Parade and similar gatherings of LGBT community due to “unrest and violence”, which on this occasion happen.

Source: Južna Srbija, Istinomer, Info Center GSA
Photo: B92

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA; Alliance) has started another campaign in this election cycle for the upcoming Serbian parliamentary elections – the new campaign is called “Your vote, your tomorrow“. The campaign’s goal is to make political parties and groups participating in the elections take a public stance on questions regarding human rights, including the rights of LGBT people, as well as to include these issues in their pre-election programmes and platforms, offering concrete solutions for reducing violence, discrimination and homophobia. Another aim of the campaign is to invite LGBT people, as well as their parents, relatives, friends and other citizens to vote for those political options which, among other things, advocate for improving the status of LGBT people, for equality and respect of human and minority rights.
Through various activities, GSA aims to offer LGBT people and all other citizens, a clear insight into the attitudes of all relevant political parties and coalitions, regarding LGBT human rights. GSA’s campaign “Your vote, your tomorrow“ will mostly take part on the Internet and through social networks, and all interested citizens will be able to follow the campaign on GSA’s website in the column Elections 2014 (www.en.gsa.org.rs/elections-2014), and on the social networks Facebook (www.facebook.com/GSAlijansa) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/GSAlijansa).