The Belgrade Pride march took place on Sept. 18, when organization committee member Marko Mihailovic said LGBTI+ people were citizens of Serbia and deserved laws and rights like everyone else.
"[The participants of] this year's Pride demanded a law on same-sex unions. We want this to be the last Pride that we don't have this law," he said, adding that LGBTI+ people were not "wrong or the problem, but a symbol of freedom."
The march began with a call from the "godmother" of the event, singer Natasa Bekvalac, who addressed participants from a sound truck, and displayed a large rainbow flag and banner reading "Love Is the Law" at the head of the march. Bekvalac said the parade was for everyone who believed in freedom, equality and love.