Press Releases and Statements

Gay Straight Alliance at 15th annual conference of ILGA-Europe

Posted by GSA October 26, 2011
Gay Straight Alliance at 15th annual conference of ILGA-Europe

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is participating in the 15th annual conference of ILGA-Europe, the biggest annual meeting of LGBT activists in Europe, which is being held this year from 27th to 30th October in Italian city Turin.

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GSA meets Serbian Government representatives

Posted by GSA October 20, 2011
GSA meets Serbian Government representatives

After Wednesday’s anti-violence protest Dosta je! (It’s enough!) held in front of the Serbian Government headquarters, which was organized by Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), a delegation of GSA had meetings on Thursday October 20th, 2011 with Nenad Đurđević, Head of the Directorate of Human and Minority Rights in the Ministry of Human and Minority Rights, Public Admistration and Local Self-government, and Slobodan Homen, State Secretary in the Ministry of Justice and Government’s Public Relations Coordinator.

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Anti-violence protest “IT’S ENOUGH!” held in front of Serbian Government building

Posted by GSA October 19, 2011
Anti-violence protest “IT’S ENOUGH!” held in front of Serbian Government building

Participants of the protest under the motto “It’s Enough!”, organised by Gay Straight Alliance in response to a recent attempted murder of a member of the LGBT population in Belgrade and the subsequent release from custody of her underaged attacker, requested from the Serbian Government to set up a national strategy against violence and discrimination and to introduce the notion of hate crime into the Serbian legal code.

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IT’S ENOUGH!

Posted by GSA October 17, 2011
IT'S ENOUGH!

Had ENOUGH of insults?
Had ENOUGH of hatred?
Had ENOUGH of violence?

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A lesbian attacked with a knife in Belgrade centre

Posted by GSA October 15, 2011
A lesbian attacked with a knife in Belgrade centre

Belgrade, 15.10.2011.

Regarding the statement of Minister of Interior Ivica Dačić and representatives of the Ministry about this morning’s attack on A. Ž. (24) in Belgrade city centre, where she was seriously injured, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) would like to inform the public about several other details of the said attack.

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GSA participated in anti-fascizm march in Novi Sad

Posted by GSA October 07, 2011
GSA participated in anti-fascizm march in Novi Sad

Several thousands of citizens participated today in Novi Sad in a march entitled “Stop Fascism”, including activists of Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) from Novi Sad and Belgrade.

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It is not possible to do in two days what had to be done throughout the whole year

Posted by GSA September 30, 2011
It is not possible to do in two days what had to be done throughout the whole year

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) strongly condemns ban on Belgrade Pride Parade 2011 and believes that this decision of the state authorities is a direct consequence of their failure to act and the fact that they have been ignoring the problem of violence and homophobia in Serbian society in the past year and in previous years also.

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State must uphold the Constitution, not extremists

Posted by GSA September 22, 2011
State must uphold the Constitution, not extremists

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is absolutely shocked at a joint press release of the extremist rightwing organization “Dveri” and the Police Syndicate of Serbia, in which they asked the representatives of LGBT organizations “to be socially responsible” and cancel the Pride Parade.

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State needs to end hate speech and calls for violence in education system

Posted by GSA September 21, 2011
State needs to end hate speech and calls for violence in education system

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is shocked by outbursts of hatred and open calls for violence towards LGBT people and other minority groups which were posted in the last few days on the Facebook profile of a high school teacher from Novi Sad, as was reported by some media.

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Conference on LGBT rights held in Montenegro; Organizer and host – Montenegro Government

Posted by GSA September 05, 2011
Conference on LGBT rights held in Montenegro; Organizer and host – Montenegro Government

The first conference on LGBT rights hosted and organized by a government of a Western Balkan country was held from 2nd to 4th September this year in Danilovgrad, Montenegro. The conference „Towards Europe – Towards Equality“ was organized by the Government of Montenegro in cooperation with the international academic conference „Justice in the Balkans: Equality for Sexual Minorities“, with the aid of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Belgrade.

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Trial of Miša Vacić finally begins – Lazar Pavlović, GSA, testifies

Posted by GSA September 05, 2011
Trial of Miša Vacić finally begins – Lazar Pavlović, GSA, testifies

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) wishes to inform the public that, after numerous postponements, today in the First Basic Court in Belgrade began the trial of Miša Vacić, one of the leaders of rightwing extremist organization „SNP Naši 1389“ (1389).

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New attack on an LGBT person in Belgrade

Posted by GSA August 28, 2011
New attack on an LGBT person in Belgrade

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) expresses deep concern at the past few weeks’ increase in the number of attacks or attempted attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, which the public has been regularly informed about.

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Press Release on the occasion of yesterday’s statement by Dragan Markovic Palma, mayor of Jagodina

Posted by GSA August 16, 2011
Press Release on the occasion of yesterday's statement by Dragan Markovic Palma, mayor of Jagodina

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) strongly condemns yesterday’s statement by Dragan Marković Palma, mayor of Jagodina, that homosexuality is a disease, which was published by some media.

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Incident in midday on central Belgrade street – the state must systemically fight violence against LGBT population

Posted by GSA July 23, 2011
Incident in midday on central Belgrade street - the state must systemically fight violence against LGBT population

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) expresses deepest concern on account of the attack on a young gay man which occurred on July 18, 2011, around 2 P.M. in Nemanjina Street, one of the central Belgrade streets.

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Gay Straight Alliance forms Advisory Board

Posted by GSA July 03, 2011
Gay Straight Alliance forms Advisory Board

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) has great pleasure in announcing that the first formative meeting of the Advisory Board of GSA was held on Saturday 2 July 2011, in Belgrade.

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