On the occasion of EuroPride 2022 in Belgrade, we express our full support for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) community.

Serbia has taken important steps towards strengthening the equality of LGBTIQ+ people and their rights to non-discrimination, freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and freedom from violence, as are enshrined in international commitments. Hosting EuroPride in Belgrade is a celebration and recognition of this progress.

We hope that a solution will be found before Saturday 17 September that will allow a EuroPride march to take place safely, legally and peacefully.

We reject and condemn all acts of violence, harassment, stigmatization and discrimination committed against people on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or sex characteristics and support the fight against discourse of hatred, violence and discrimination targeting LGBTIQ+ people and communities. in all regions of the world, including Serbia.

We are committed to listening to and supporting the work of human rights defenders, civil society organizations and community leaders. Their frontline work positively impacts LGBTIQ+ rights, often at their peril.

We will continue to shed light on these and other injustices, and continue to advocate for everyone, no matter who they are or who they love, to be protected and included.

Signed by the following embassies: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, United United, United Kingdom States.