This year, for the first time in Nis, Nis Pride Week is organized, and it would last from June 27th to July 2nd. The idea is to promote a culture of dialogue and tolerance, affecting the reduction of discrimination and homophobia, and increasing the visibility of the problems that the LGBT community encounters daily. Within the Pride Week the conference was held on the topic “Networking to Improve the Position of LGBT Persons in Serbia” during which the activists of human rights organizations and representatives of relevant institutions discussed ways to overcome discrimination against people in terms of sexual orientation.
The Assistant Mayor Prof dr Nebojsa Randjelovic spoke on the behalf of the City of Nis at the conference and he said that the City of Nis, through the local network for fighting against discrimination of the LGBT population, together with other institutions, was actively involved in the fight against homophobic and discriminatory actions by individuals or groups. “For us, this is not just our wish to follow the world trends when the LGBT population is in question, but we want to engage in dialogue and involve all relevant institutions at the local level and, in practice, win against the discrimination that violates the basic rights of citizens”, as Assistant Mayor Randjelovic said.