The actual government has already hesitated too long about taking
proper measures against these calls for violence. It would,
therefore, be nothing but an accomplice should another wave of
uninhibited violence and destruction mark this year's Belgrade
It is common knowledge that the majority of
Serbia's population disapproves LBGT persons. However, like in any
other country, this is the reason more why social elites and the
media committed to modernization of the society should work on the
change in such an attitude towards the "other and different,"
recognition of and respect for differences. What makes this year's
Pride so important is the fact that the general public is gradually
accepting differences and recognizing them, notwithstanding.
The Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia
calls upon the actual government to assume its obligation and in due
time prevent ill-treatment of LGBT persons and those standing for