Press Releases and Statements

Mary Warlick and Antje Rothemund visit GSA stand at CSO Fair

Posted by GSA May 24, 2012
Mary Warlick and Antje Rothemund visit GSA stand at CSO Fair

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), like every year so far, is taking part in the 3rd Civil Society Organisations Fair (CSO Fair) which opened today on the square of Nikola Pašić in Belgrade and which lasts for two days.

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“Freedom is not given, it’s taken” – Annual Report on the status of human rights of LGBT people in Serbia for 2011

Posted by GSA May 18, 2012
"Freedom is not given, it’s taken" - Annual Report on the status of human rights of LGBT people in Serbia for 2011

::: Annual Report 2011 ::: (pdf download)

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA; Alliance) organized for the second year in a row presentation of its Annual Report on the state of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Serbia, within the celebration of May 17th – The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) which has been marked in the world since 1990, when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of diseases.

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GSA: Do not reject your closest people because of their diversity

Posted by GSA May 17, 2012
GSA: Do not reject your closest people because of their diversity

The International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) is celebrated worldwide every May 17, since 1990 when the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of diseases.

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GSA: Vote and elect the ones to whom it matters

Posted by GSA May 03, 2012
GSA: Vote and elect the ones to whom it matters

With the upcoming presidential, parliamentary, regional and local elections to be held on Sunday, 6 May 2012, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA; Alliance) invites all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people with the right to vote in Serbia and diaspora, as well as their friends, relatives and other citizens, to vote in great numbers and elect those political options to which LGBT rights, and human rights as a whole, matter.

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Ministry drawing up the National strategy for battling discrimination

Posted by GSA May 02, 2012
Ministry drawing up the National strategy for battling discrimination

Belgrade, 02.05.2012.

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA; Alliance) commends the decision of the Directorate of Human and Minority Rights of the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, Public Administration and Local Self-Government to begin drawing up the National Strategy for Battling Discrimination (NSBD; Strategy) and steps it has taken in that direction.

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We asked political parties to give us their stance on LGBT population

Posted by GSA April 22, 2012
We asked political parties to give us their stance on LGBT population

Interview with Mirjana Bogdanovic, executive director of GSA, “Press” daily newspaper

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GSA: Questions for presidential candidates, electoral lists leaders and primary candidates about LGBT rights in Serbia

Posted by GSA April 17, 2012
GSA: Questions for presidential candidates, electoral lists leaders and primary candidates about LGBT rights in Serbia

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) issued questions today concerning LGBT rights and the status of LGBT people in Serbia to all presidential candidates, parliamentary electoral lists leaders and primary candidates on the lists. This action is conducted within the campaign “It matters!“ which started immediately after the announcement of elections and which aims to present the positions of candidates concerning the status of LGBT population and concrete measures the candidates would take to reduce violence and discrimination and increase tolerance towards this population if they were elected.

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Organization of the Pride Parade 2012 needs to be addressed with maximum seriousness

Posted by GSA April 09, 2012
Organization of the Pride Parade 2012 needs to be addressed with maximum seriousness

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is joining the association „Pride Parade Belgrade“ in their statement from April, 8, 2012, in which they are inviting representatives of state institutions in Serbia to help the Pride Parade 2012, and act according to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, European Convention on Human rights and conclusions from the latest Resolution of the European Parliament.

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GSA launches “IT MATTERS!“ campaign

Posted by GSA March 17, 2012
GSA launches "IT MATTERS!“ campaign

After annunciation of parliamentary, provincial and local elections, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) invited today all political parties, groups and affiliations that announced their participation in the elections, to include in their electoral programs and campaigns questions regarding human rights, including the rights of LGBT people, and to offer concrete solutions that would reduce violence, discrimination and homophobia in Serbia, which they will be willing to implement if they are to be elected.

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GSA participation in the “Open World“ program

Posted by GSA March 01, 2012
GSA participation in the "Open World“ program

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) has a great pleasure to inform you that our executive director and one of the founders of the GSA, Mirjana Bogdanovic, participated in the „Open World“ program, organized for delegates from different countries, which is taking place in the United States of America.

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Court of Appeal in Belgrade confirmed that hate speech against LGBT population can not be justified by freedom of speech and information

Posted by GSA February 16, 2012
Court of Appeal in Belgrade confirmed that hate speech against LGBT population can not be justified by freedom of speech and information

Belgrade, 16.02.2012.

Court of Appeal in Belgrade issued a second instance verdict in the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) case against the daily newspaper “Press” d.o.o, dismissing as unfounded the defendants appeals and upheld the first instance judgment of High Court in Belgrade, which established the text – readers’ comments published July, 2nd 2009. at the Internet site “Press Online” are hate speech against LGBT population, and that Press discriminatory treated this population by permitting and facilitating the above comments to be placed on the site.

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YUCOM and GSA present state institutions with initiative to include hate crime in the Criminal Code

Posted by GSA February 03, 2012
YUCOM and GSA present state institutions with initiative to include hate crime in the Criminal Code

Belgrade, 03.02.2012

Lawyers’ Committee for Human Rights (YUCOM) and Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) presented state institutions today with the Initiative for supplementing the Bill on Amendments and Addendums of the Criminal Code (CC) of the Republic of Serbia which (Bill) was brought before the National Assembly on January 31. Initiative for supplementing the Bill which was drawn by these two organizations proposes to include the concept of hate crime in the CC and contains its definition, addendums to certain articles of the Criminal Code by which the motive of hatred would be regarded as an aggravating circumstance, increasing the punishment for such acts, as well as the justification of this initiative.

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Press release regarding the case of Stefan Radović

Posted by GSA December 29, 2011
Press release regarding the case of Stefan Radović

Regarding various pieces of information that have appeared in the media in the past few weeks about the case of Stefan Radović, a young gay man from Kuršumlija, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) would like to inform the public on several facts.

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Another assault on a gay person – Serbian Government still without systematic solutions against violence

Posted by GSA November 27, 2011
Another assault on a gay person - Serbian Government still without systematic solutions against violence

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) expresses its deepest concern following the last of a series of frequent physical assaults based on sexual orientation and gender identity, which happened in the night of 25/26th November 2011 in the very center of the city, near the Republic Square.

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Dragan Marković Palma found guilty of severe discrimination of LGBT population

Posted by GSA November 02, 2011
Dragan Marković Palma found guilty of severe discrimination of LGBT population

Belgrade, 02.11.2011

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) would like to inform the public that First Basic Court in Belgrade reached a first-degree guilty verdict against Dragan Marković Palma, mayor of the city of Jagodina, president of the parliamentary political party United Serbia (JS) and until recently a member of the Serbian Parliament, for severe form of discrimination of LGBT population.

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