Belgrade Pride Week 2019 has begun on Monday 9th and will end with the Belgrade Pride, which will be held on Sunday 15th September.
The opening ceremony was held at the City of Belgrade’s National Assembly. Jovanka Todorović, representing the Organizational board of Belgrade Pride, opened this year’s Pride Week and gave an overview of all the important events that will take place. Goran Miletić and Marko Mihailović, fellow members of the Organizational board, spoke about the political messages of the “I do not renounce” campaign, as well as Belgrade’s candidature to host EuroPride in 2022.
During this week Belgrade Pride will organize workshops, open talks with the community, exhibitions, movies projections, performances as well as the first Belgrade Pride Theater Festival. This year the face of the Pride is singer Sara Jovanović.
Also, the Pride Info Center with our associate member association Duga (Rainbow), will provide free HIV testing, every day during Pride Week from 3pm to 6pm, in Kralja Milana 20 in Belgrade.
The Pride walk will begin on Sunday at 5 pm on Slavija Square.
The plan and program of events during the Pride Week 2019 and plan of Pride Walk is available following link>>>
On the occasion of the Global Day of Action of the “Support.” Don’t Punish” campaign and within the Pride Month, NGO Re Generation with the support of the Belgrade Pride Info Centre, in cooperation with the regional ERA – LGBTI Equal Rights Association, organized the premiere of the movie: “Chem-Sex and the city“. This short documentary was produced with the support of the Right Reporter Foundation and firstly presented at the Harm Reduction International 2019 conference in Portugal this April.
The movie is part of the activities Re Generation has related to public advocacy for awareness raising about problems related to psychoactive substances. The event marked the launch of an open dialogue about chemsex which will include mapping the needs to design appropriate services.
After the movie, Stefan Pejić from NGO Re Generation spoke on “ChemSex and what stands behind this phenomenon”, Zoran Milosavljević, independent researcher on “ChemSex in Serbia – Strategic (in) visibility of practice and its implications” and Amarillo Fecanji from ERA on “Regional perspectives and initial steps in mapping respond to the appearance of ChemSex”.
The Belgrade pride 2018 was held on Saturday 23 June, to mark the memory of the Stonewall revolution. The distance was not too long, there were something less than 200 people, but it was an important event because it has happened for a few consecutive year after many years of hatred reactions of hooligans. And it happened in the centre of the city.
The requests of the Pride included the adoption of legislation that will ensure visibility of the trans* people without hacking and sterilization and legalisation of the same-sex marriages – that is why the motto of the event was “Registrar, normally!”
An important ask of the Pride was the design of the HIV/AIDS prevention system, especially for young people, and provision of full and modern health care to people living with HIV. Representatives of organisations of people living with HIV and those working with other vulnerable populations including those working with people who use drugs joined the Pride.