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Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev attended a celebration of the fifth anniversary of Macedonia’s LGBTI Support Center in Skopje on Tuesday evening, being the first high ranking official in the country to show support for the LGBTQ community in Macedonia so publicly.
The LGBTI Support Center’s official Facebook quotes PM Zaev as saying that “the times of lawlessness and human rights violations are over” in Macedonia.
As in many countries in southeast Europe, while there are clear laws in place against discrimination of minorities and hate crimes against LGBTQ individuals, prosecution and convictions for such offenses remain either low or simply non-existent.
Feature image source credit: LGBTI Support Center Macedonia