If you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, we would like to remind you of a few important things:

Discrimination is not insignificant and it is important to learn how to recognize it. prijavi nasilje

Not only physical violence (although, unfortunately, there are such cases) can be sued - all types of discrimination are forbidden.

Discrimination is a form of violence and you are protected from it by law!

Any discrimination is considered a violence against a person - LGBT people are often exposed to harsh behaviour of their peers at school, in college and at work.

No one is allowed to make fun of you!

Offensive remarks, sexual allusions or jokes based on the assumption that you are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender – are considered discrimination.

This person may be legally responsible, even if you do not belong to LGBT community.

No one is allowed to intimidate you!

Situations that involve harassment or mobbing often include blackmailing: a person may threaten to say to your colleagues or superiors that you’re gay, bisexual, transgender or lesbian. You can also come to a situation where a person requires money or other services from you. Along with the discrimination, blackmailing implies extortion, which is sentenced by law on various grounds. Physical or not, the threat due to belonging to LGBT community is considered a discrimination.

Any undesired or rough physical contact is prohibited.

You must know that there is no (too mild) form of discrimination - pushing, pinching, hugging in order to whisper offensive statements in your ear, inappropriate amount of physical contact – these are all serious forms of discrimination, because they involve physical force, and are often associated with sexual violence.

No one should be physically aggressive towards you!

Along with harassment and mobbing, as an LGBT person you can be at risk of direct physical violence in public space - on the streets, in clubs, in public transport ... If someone hits or hurts you due to his/her assumption that you are LGBT person - it is considered a hate crime. It is not the same as, for example, fight because of hassle, because it is the most severe form of discrimination.

If you recognize that any of the aforementioned situations has happened to you or someone you know, we advise that you give your contribution by simply filling out the application on the following link, which may be anonymous if you wish so. It is enough to describe what kind of situation that was, when and where it happened.

Documenting cases of human rights violations of LGBTIQ people is very important for the improvement of quality of life for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer people. Violence exists, it happens every day to all of us, but it will be visible and we can successfully fight it only if we report it!