Hundreds of people participated in the a gay march in Serbia’s capital of Belgrade on Saturday.
Many used the march to pay tribute to the country’s first openly gay prime minister (which suggests there may have been closeted gay prime ministers in the past).
Ana Brnabić was appointed Serbia’s new prime minister a week and a half ago and will, in all likelihood, be approved by the National Assembly next week.
She will then become both the country’s first female prime minister, and the first who is openly gay. The occasion was duly marked by the gay pride march in Belgrade on Saturday.
The march was held under a very large police presence. Serbia is a country with conservative attitudes, and homophobia is widespread.
Participants carried banners with inscriptions like “We want a life of human worth” and “Support means a lot”.