Nationalism and the Struggle for LGBTQ Rights in Serbia, 1991–2014

  title={Nationalism and the Struggle for LGBTQ Rights in Serbia, 1991–2014},
  author={John A. Gould and Edward Moe},
  journal={Problems of Post-Communism},
  pages={273 - 286}
  • J. Gould, Edward Moe
  • Published 30 July 2015
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • Problems of Post-Communism
Serbian ethno-nationalists have long used homophobia to marginalize political dissent and legitimize their claim to power. Effectively accepting this traditional narrative, the 1990s pro-democracy movement pursued a broad social coalition to challenge authoritarian president Slobodan Milošević. Only international actors supported LGBTQ issues, but this backing had the contrary effect of associating the nascent LGBTQ movement with “foreign interests.” Nonetheless, activists slowly built… 

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