Ožegović: As Mayor I would headed the Pride Parade

Belgrade, 18.02.2014.

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday, February the 17th, held its Belgrade election convention. Željko Ožegović, LDP candidate for Mayor of Belgrade, stated at the convention that if he wins the election, as Belgrade Mayor, he would headed the Pride Parade, and all other protests aimed at defending the right to be different.

Ožegović“My program involves freedom and human rights for all in Belgrade, the protection of children from abuse of alcohol, drugs, violence, not only the mere injunctions which offend human dignity. As a Mayor I would headed the Pride Parade, and every other protest or meeting which is aimed at defending the fact that we are all people and that we have the right to be different, to respect differences and to build our future based on them”, Ožegović stated.

Although Gay Straight Alliance, through its campaign “Your Vote, Your Tomorrow” monitors only the parliamentary elections, still thought  it was important to convey the statements of mayoral candidates, and will continue to do so in the future, if the candidates will be stating their opinion about the LGBT rights.

Source: LDP,  Info Center GSA
Photo: LDP

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).