EuroPride 2022 in Belgrade

We are pleased to inform you that European Pride organisations have selected Belgrade Pride to be the host of EuroPride in 2022. Belgrade’s bid won 71% of the vote of members of...

Belgrade “Pride Week”

Belgrade’s 2019 “Pride Week” will run from September 9 to September 15 and will end with a walk and parade under the slogan “I’m not giving up,” organizers announced.  Belgrade...

The last “first Pride” in the Balkans – the Sarajevo Pride March

The last “first Pride” in the Balkans – the Sarajevo Pride March – was announced on September 8, but in the meantime, not one but two counter-protests have been announced...

The new Law on primary education in North Macedonia significantly improves the rights of LGBT people

The new Law on primary education of North Macedonia is a step forward in the protection against discrimination and violence in schools. It explicitly prohibits discrimination in the primary education...

Conference “Advancement of the Rights of the LGBTI Community in North Macedonia” and the first pride in North Macedonia

The SOGI Unit co-organised a national conference on LGBTI equality legislation, in partnership with the authorities of North Macedonia. The conference, titled “Advancement of the Rights of the LGBTI Community in North...

The second LGBT survey

Seven years after the first survey was launched in 2012, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) launched in May 2019 the second version of its LGBTI survey. The...

First Pride Parade in BiH

Bosnian human rights activists announced on Monday that Bosnia’s first-ever Pride Parade will take place in September in the capital, Sarajevo, and will gather members of the LGBTI community from...

Case of Alekseyev and Others v. Russia

In the case of Alekseyev and Others v. Russia (application no. 14988/09 and 50 others, 27.11.2018) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation...

Russian anti-gay propaganda law violates international human rights agreements

A UN human rights panel has ruled that a Russian regional law banning gay propaganda among minors is in violation of a legally binding international treaty on human rights. Russia...

New judgment in favour of same-sex marriage

Bulgarian court recognizes marriage of same-sex couple for the first time in the history of that country. The court ruled in favor of two lesbians who want to live there...