Commissioner at the opening of the first “Drop-in” center for LGBT persons in Belgrade

Constitution and opening of “Drop-in” center for LGBT persons is a very important step for the area of human rights, because even the certain progress has been made, LGBT population and particularly transgender persons are facing various problems.

Jankovic stressed that for all of us the search for identity starts from the early age, but this path is far more difficult for transgender and transsexual persons, who will be able to receive overall help and support in “Drop-in” center, from affirmative and psychological guidance to advices from the areas of law, protection of discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Commissioner emphasized that the constitution of such center, thanks to the initiative of association Egal is very important, because in such way, LGBT persons will be additionally empowered and their needs will be monitored and recognized, which will enable relevant authorities to respond to them in the most efficient manner.

Providing her full support, she announced that the institution of Commissioner will again stand with LGBT community on 29 June by participating in the parade “Pride of Serbia”, on the day which marks 50 years of Stonewall rebellion in New York, an official beginning of world LGBT rights movement.

Ambassador of The United States of America Kyle Scott also attended the official opening of “Drop-in” center, as well as numerous representatives of LGBT community in Serbia.

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