Despite Govt Cancellation of Pride
Last week, the Serbian Interior Ministry banned the LGBT community from staging a Pride march that had been scheduled for today because of threats from religious fanatics and neo-Nazi thugs.
The gay organizers still went ahead with a conference on Saturday, according to Billy Urich, a gay activist from Connecticut who flew to Belgrade to show solidarity with the Serbians.
Billy also share with me these photos taken yesterday and I'm so honored and pleased to show you the image of the flash mob that hit the streets, and the courageous gays who defied tremendous bias and hostility to be proud and visible in public.
Kudos to the LGBT people of Serbia for still showing visibility and going forward with a few actions and meetings to counter the awful hatred they face. And many thanks to Billy, for traveling two-years in a row to Belgrade and building bridges with our brothers and sisters over there.
All photos are from Billy. Please credit him, if you use his images.