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Serbia Has Appointed its First Ever Gay Prime Minister

Serbia has appointed its first ever LGBT prime minister. Openly lesbian politician Ana Brnabic was formally nominatedby President Aleksandar Vučić. Last year, Brnabic became the first gay cabinet minister when Vučić appointed her to be Minister for Public Administration. Now Vučić, leader of the right-wing Serbian Progressive Party, has effectively made her prime minister of

People holding rainbow flags, takes part in the Gay Pride parade in Belgrade on September 18, 2016. 
The Belgrade Gay Pride parade, the third in a row since the event was marred by violence in 2010, was held without incidents amid tight security as thousands of riot police officers were deployed in the city center. / AFP / Oliver BUNIC        (Photo credit should read OLIVER BUNIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Belgrade Pride goes off without incident despite fears of extremist attack

A Pride parade in Serbia’s capital went off without incident today, with the theme ‘Love Heals the World’. Thousands of police lined the streets today in Belgrade for fear that the parade would be attacked by extremists, as has happened in the past. As well as police on the ground being deployed hours in advance

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 29: Serbian Prime MInister Aleksandar Vucic makes a speech at the Serbia Investment Day at Central Hall Westminster, on October 29, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. The conference is part of plans to foster business relations between the UK and Serbia, creating investment options in Serbia, to support the country's emerging economic development. (Photo by Peter Dench/Getty Images for Serbia Investment Day)

Serbian PM appoints first gay Cabinet minister, says her sexuality is not a big deal

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić has appointed an openly gay politician to his cabinet, in a historic first in the conservative country. Mr Vučić, who leads the right-wing Serbian Progressive Party, has been Prime Minister since 2014 and recently won re-election. This month he has been outlining his new government and re-appointing his Cabinet. As part of the

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European Parliament calls on Kosovo and Serbia to step up efforts on LGBTI rights

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted two of its annual progress reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in Serbia and Kosovo, and recommended the countries to improve the situation. Discrimination, hate speech and hate crime against LGBTI people, remain a strong concern for the Parliament in both