Being afraid to come out in a country that just elected a lesbian prime minister

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“If I came out, I would lose my job.” 

Ivan is a primary school teacher in a village outside Serbia’s capital Belgrade. His sexual identity would not be accepted by his colleagues or the parents of his pupils. This is a troubling sign of the everyday discrimination LGBTQ people face every day, especially considering that the country’s new leader is a lesbian woman.

Far from marking the dawn of a new era, the election of Ana Brnabič as Prime Minister has triggered a discussion about Serbia’s deep-seated homophobia and the role she plays in perpetuating this.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable
Being afraid to come out in a country that just elected a lesbian prime minister

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