Serbia decriminalised homosexuality in 1994. Same sex marriage remains constitutionally forbidden. Anti-discrimination measures are addressed through several laws, most notably the Law on Broadcasting, forbidding transmission of offensive and discriminatory material against LGBT, Law on Labour which sets legal framework for protection against discrimination at work and a more comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Law which was introduced in 2009 which is also devoted to LGBT. The Penal Code was amended in 2012 to introduce hate as a crime. Serbia remains socially conservative towards LGBT. The first Pride Parade was attempted in 2001 amid great clashes between the police and anti-gay protestors.
An overview of acts and legal rights by ILGA Europe [in English].
Country ranking by ILGA Europe [in English].
Serbia has no dedicated Academic departments that deal exclusively with LGBT subjects. Queer studies are instead introduced in individual classes through University departments such as Anthropology and Sociology and Political science.
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Mršević, Z. (2013). Homophobia in Serbia and LGBT Rights. Southeastern Europe. 37(1).
Mršević Z. Transsexuals and families: Between discrimination and inclusion. Temida, 01 January 2013, Vol.16(2), pp.57-73.
Mršević Z. Media approach to gender-based violence. Temida, 01 January 2012, Vol.15(1), pp.101-115.
Mršević Z. Same sex families and children. Stanovništvo, 01 January 2009, Vol.47(1), pp.23-47.
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Mršević Z. Parameters of social existence and social functioning of lesbians: Lesbian body in processes of social interactions. Temida, 01 January 2004, Vol.7(2), pp.17-27.
Radoman, M. (2017). Analiza uloge porodnice u Srbiji u prihvatanju LGBTIQ identita. Limes. Journal Of Social Sciences and Humanities (2).
Radoman, M. (2016). LGBT Perspektiva - Izazov za savremenu socijologiju. Sociologija, Vol. 58, pp.324-345.
Mršević, Z. (2015). Porodično nasilje i odbacivanje LGBT dece u Srbiji. Bezbednost (1).
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Mršević, Z. Mehanizmi za rodnu ravnopravnost. Genero, 2008, Issue 12, pp.7-22.
Serbia hate crime data by OSCE ODIHR [in English].
ECRI - Country monitoring in Serbia. Reports, 1998 - 2019 [in English].
Life on the Margins: Survey Results of the Experiences of LGBTI People in Southeastern Europe. World Bank Group, September 2018 [in English].
Serbia 2017/2018. Amnesty International [in English].
Discrimination against sexual minorities in education and housing : evidence from two field experiments in Serbia. Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group, 2017. [in English].
Homofobija i internalizovana homofobija u Srbiji, kvalitativno istraživanje. Marijana Stojcic; Aleksandar Stojaković; Dragana Petrovic; Jelena Zulevic; Dušan Maljković, Vladimir Miletic [in Serbian].
Uvodna razmatranja o homofobiji: moć kao definišući faktor. A. Stojaković [in Serbian].
LGBT aktivizam u savremenoj Srbiji. Sofija Petkovic [in Serbian].
Optimist [in Serbian].
Gay-Serbia QT Magazine for Queer Theory and Culture active between 2010-2012 [in Serbian].
Merlinka Film Festival [in English].
Theatre Play “Merlinkina Ispovest” [in Serbian].
Talk at University of Birmingham: Not 'Coming Out'? The Attitudinal Panopticon and the Shallow Europeanisation of LGBT Rights in Serbia. Dr Koen Slootmaeckers [in English].
Trans iskustva. Sofija Stević [in Serbian].
Zivot bez Maske / Life without a mask [in Serbian].
Imaju Glas / They have a voice - a personal testimony [in Serbian].
Association rainbow - voluntary, nonpolitical, nonprofit, non-governmental organization
Centar za promociju prava seksualnih manjina / Center for Promotion of LGBT Human Rights