Tag: gay macedonia

Hate mob lays siege to gay TV star’s home

Petar Stojkovikj, a famous actor and celebrity, has become the latest victim of attacks targeting Macedonia’s LGBT community An angry mob has surrounded the home of a famous Macedonian gay TV star, shouting abuse and hurling objects at the house, where he lives with sick, old mother. The actor, called Petar Stojkovikj, is the latest… Read more »

Macedonia: Skopje pride attacked by anti-gay mob

The Skopje Pride Week started with an attack by an anti-gay mob on the LGBT support center, during its opening event Violence marred Skopje Pride Week’s opening event when an anti-gay mob surrounded and attacked participants in Maceodnia’s capital city’s LGBT support center. The mob, said to be composed of around 30 young people, shouted… Read more »

Balkan states told to improve on LGBT rights before joining EU

The European Parliament have advised countries joining the EU to adopt legislation against discrimination of LGBT citizens Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have been told they should improve LGBT rights ahed of joining the European Union. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favour of reports encouraging Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina to enforce… Read more »

Suspected Gay Editors Outed in Macedonia

The pro-government Vecer newspaper has asked its readers to name which journalists they think are gay, proposing several suggestions of its own. The move to “out” gay journalists in Macedonia is only the latest bizarre twist in the media – as a competition to outdo a recent spoof interview in Serbia appeared to spiral out… Read more »

Macedonia Activists Oppose Anti-Gay Constitution Change

Civil rights group urges political parties to clarify whether they support or oppose Church-led proposal to constitutionally ban gay marriage. The Skopje-based NGO “Plostad Sloboda” [Freedom Square] says politicians must make clear where they stand on calls to change the constitution, outlawing gay marriage. The heads of the five main faiths in the country last… Read more »

Homophobic Campaign Is Hovering Over Macedonia

To Human Rights Activists, In the last week Macedonia is haunted by the so far strongest homophobic campaign initiated by the conservative and non-democratic political and public forces. On the 12th of October, in the frames of a public presentation related to the International Day of the Female Child, organized in collaboration with UNICEF, the… Read more »

Macedonia Gay Rights Record ‘Worst in Balkans’

Macedonia least respects the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community, of all the countries in the Balkans, an international watchdog says. Macedonia’s gay rights record has been slated by an international LGBT rights group. An updated annual report, “Rainbow Europe Index 2011,” by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association,… Read more »

Gay backlash over Macedonia’s anti-discrimination law

(Skopje) – Macedonia’s new anti-discrimination law sparked controversy on Friday, as gay activists and the European Union criticised the bill for not including sexual orientation discrimination. The new law, adopted by a slim majority of 62 deputies in the 120-seat parliament late Thursday, is not in line with European standards, a representative of the EU… Read more »

Relentless Homophobia Rages in the Balkans

“Be IN-tolerant! Be normal!”, appeals a poster that recently flooded the streets of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia. As the first gay pride parade in Bulgaria is about to take place, amid strong opposition by nationalistic organisations and a large part of society, the high levels of persistent homophobia in the country and the Balkans as… Read more »