Pajtić: Discrimination against LGBT people is unacceptable for DS

Belgrade, 26.02.2014.

The Democratic Party (DS) through its campaign for the upcoming parliamentary elections, has organized a Twitter interview through its official account with Bojan Pajtić, the Vice President of the Democratic Party, who answered the questions of the users of this social network.

Bojan-Pajtić-twitterGay Straight Alliance (GSA; Alliance) has used this opportunity to send a question to Bojan Pajtić, through its official Twitter account, on what will the Democratic Party do to improve the situation of LGBT people in Serbia.

“Discrimination of LGBT people is unacceptable for us” Pajtić said, and added that “the freedom of assembly must be guaranteed” alluding to the ban of the Pride Parade in recent years.

“Respect for human rights is a prerequisite for turning Serbia into a democratic society” he said in the next tweet.

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LGBT rights topic has attracted other Twitter users during the interview that one of them said how the Democratic Party mentions LGBT people in its plan, but that a project for the realisation of their rights doesn’t exist and asked why. Bojan Pajtić replied that DS is “happy to support the initiatives and projects proposed by the LGBT community”.

Source: Info Center GSA
Photo: Democratic Party

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).

 

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