We American queers aren’t the only ones fighting for a gay-friendly president. Serbia’s Gay-Straight Association asked their nine presidential candidates to answer a homo-centric questionnaire. Only four people – none of them likely leaders – took the time to reply:
The questions pertained to anti-discriminatory laws, social distance toward gay persons, violence, and what is seen as the most controversial, same-sex partnerships.
According to the GSA chairman Boris MiliÄ‡eviÄ‡, who spoke to reporters in Belgrade today, only [ÄŒedomir] JovanoviÄ‡ (pictured) insists on removing all discriminatory provision from existing laws, as well as on instituting “hate crime” into the criminal legislature.
As for social distance, all four presidential hopefuls said they have homosexual acquaintances, without encountering any problems in cooperation or communication.
JovanoviÄ‡ was also the only candidate who believed anti-gay violence to be “widespread”. Only inclusive education can eradicate intolerance, he said.