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    Serbian PM Becomes First to Attend Gay Pride March

    She’s here, she’s queer, she’s marching. Serbia’s gay community has long endured harassment, with Pride events banned for four years after scores of people were injured in 2010 police clashes. Ana Brnabic, who’s both Serbia’s first openly gay leader and its first female one, attended a march last year as a cabinet minister, though her predecessor, President Aleksandar Vucic, who chose Brnabic to succeed him as prime minister, declined the invitation. Skeptics call Serbia’s increased focus on gay rights “pinkwashing,” theorizing it’s part of a potential bid for EU membership.

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