Press Releases and Statements

Trial of Miša Vacić again postponed – unbased court decision and passivity of the prosecution

Posted by GSA June 13, 2011
Trial of Miša Vacić again postponed – unbased court decision and passivity of the prosecution

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) wishes to inform the public that the trial of Miša Vacić, one of the leaders of the rightwing extremist organisation Naši 1389, has again been postponed today at the request of the defence.

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First verdict for hate speech against LGBT population in Serbia – verdict to “Press” daily newspaper after GSA’s claim

Posted by GSA June 07, 2011
First verdict for hate speech against LGBT population in Serbia - verdict to "Press" daily newspaper after GSA's claim

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) wants to inform the public that its Litigation Service submitted first instance verdict of the Belgrade High Court (The Court) which accepted GSA claim against the daily newspaper “Press” Ltd (Press). The Court has established that texts – comments of the readers, published on the website Press online on 2nd July 2009, represents hate speech against LGBT population and that the Press discriminated this population by enabling and allowing those comments to be placed on its web site.

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Gay Straight Alliance at the Belgrade Civil Society Organizations Fair

Posted by GSA June 02, 2011
Gay Straight Alliance at the Belgrade Civil Society Organizations Fair

Activists of the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) today at the GSA stand at the Belgrade Civil Society Organizations Fair (CSO Fair) spoke to citizens about the status of LGBT population in Serbia and shared promotional material relating to the arguments against the most common prejudices about this population.

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Report from the presentation of the Annual Report on the state of human rights of LGBT people in Serbia for 2010 – “Step by Step”

Posted by GSA May 17, 2011
Report from the presentation of the Annual Report on the state of human rights of LGBT people in Serbia for 2010 – "Step by Step"

As opposed to two years ago when, on the same occasion, Sava Centre forbade the conference to be held there, Gay Straight Alliance held a conference today to present its annual Report on the state of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Serbia for 2010 – “Step by Step“ – in the Belgrade City Hall.

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Hacker attack on the Gay Straight Alliance website

Posted by GSA April 22, 2011
Hacker attack on the Gay Straight Alliance website

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) would like to inform the public that its two Internet domains, gsa.org.rs and gsa.rs have been hacked today. The hacker signed himself as “John the Ripper”, and left the following message on a black background: “Tadić, call for elections!!! Who is next?!”.

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Punishment for violence is still minimal

Posted by GSA April 20, 2011
Punishment for violence is still minimal

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) believes that today’s convictions of members and supporters of extremist right-wing organization Obraz are extremely mild compared to the amount of violence and aggression during the Belgrade Pride Parade 2010 and taking into account that the punishment for the offenses in the Criminal Code are up to 12 years in prison.

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Miša Vacić’s trial postponed again

Posted by GSA April 07, 2011
Miša Vacić's trial postponed again

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) wishes to inform the public that Miša Vacić’s trial, scheduled for today in the First basic court in Belgrade, has been postponed again at the request of the lawyer of the defendant, one of the leaders of right-wing organisation SNP Naši 1389.

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Republic of Serbia supported a mutual Statement on termination of violence against LGBT people in UN

Posted by GSA March 23, 2011
Republic of Serbia supported a mutual Statement on termination of violence against LGBT people in UN

As Gay Straight Alliance and Labris, the organization for lesbian human rights, have been informed by Department for Human Rights and Environment Preservation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Serbia supported the mutual statement on termination of violence based on sexual orientation and gender identity at United Nations Human Rights Council.

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International training course “Sing Equality – Bring Equality” was held from 14. to 21. March 2011. in Novi Sad

Posted by GSA March 22, 2011
International training course "Sing Equality – Bring Equality" was held from 14. to 21. March 2011. in Novi Sad

Novi Sad branch of Gay Straight Alliance organized an international training course about fighting discrimination and social exclusion of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people through the use of music and video production.

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GSA and Labris called on Minister Jeremić to support acknowledgement of joint statement on cease of violence over LGBT persons due to be submited to the UN

Posted by GSA March 18, 2011
GSA and Labris called on Minister Jeremić to support acknowledgement of joint statement on cease of violence over LGBT persons due to be submited to the UN

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) and Labris – Organisation for Lesbian Human Rights have today called on Republic of Serbia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vuk Jeremić to support joint Statement for cease of violence over LGBT persons and breaches of guaranteed human rights on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity (The Statement), that will be submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council on 22nd March 2011.

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GSA: Press release

Posted by GSA February 28, 2011
GSA: Press release

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) wishes to inform the public that the information released on 28 February 2011 by the organization SNP Naši 1389 is completely false.

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Reaction to the founding of organization “Pride Parade Belgrade”

Posted by GSA February 18, 2011
Reaction to the founding of organization "Pride Parade Belgrade"

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is extremely surprised at the information that a new organization has already been founded and registered which will deal with organizing the Belgrade Pride Parade, especially because a large number of existing LGBT activists and organizations, including GSA, were not informed about the founding of this new organization.

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GSA invites LGBT movement in Serbia to form a separate organization for organizing the Pride Parade

Posted by GSA February 15, 2011
GSA invites LGBT movement in Serbia to form a separate organization for organizing the Pride Parade

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) has issued an invitation today to all relevant LGBT organizations in Serbia for a meeting at the beginning of March 2011 in order to talk about models for organizing Pride Parade 2011.

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GSA invited DS and SPS to revise their party programs

Posted by GSA December 09, 2010
GSA invited DS and SPS to revise their party programs

Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) called today on the Democratic Party (DS) and Socialist Party of Serbia (SPS) to revise their programs and other important party documents at their upcoming party assemblies in accordance with European standards on human rights and to include anti-discrimination provisions concerning the LGBT community and other minority groups.

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Pride Parade in Belgrade in three days

Posted by GSA October 07, 2010
Pride Parade in Belgrade in three days

The Organizing Committee of the Belgrade Pride Parade held today their last regular press conference prior to the event scheduled for the 10th October 2010.

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