1st Serbian gay pride march in years planned

Published: September 7, 2010

BELGRADE, Serbia — Organizers are planning Serbia’s first gay pride march in nearly a decade next month — after the one last year was canceled amid threats of violence by extremists.

Gays and lesbians often face harassment and pressure in predominantly conservative Serbia. Extremists broke up the Balkan nation’s first gay pride march in 2001 and beat up several participants. No gay pride marches have been held since then.

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