Gay Lesbian Info Centre

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Gay Lesbian Info Centre
Formation 27 April 2009; 8 years ago (2009-04-27)
Type NGO
Legal status Charity
Purpose LGBT rights
Headquarters Belgrade
Region served
Serbia
Chief Executive
Predrag Azdejkovic
Website www.gayecho.com/glic
GLIC logo

Gay Lesbian Info Centre is a lesbian, gay and bisexual rights charity in the Serbia. It was formed in 2009 by Predrag Azdejkovic, Serbian gay journalist, Blogger and writer to promote LGBT right through media, culture and art, to collect information on LGBT human right and violation of LGBT human rights, recognise and promote good practices regarding promotion of LGBT human rights and cooperate with media, media associations, cultural organizations and government institutions.

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Regional Gay Lesbian Info Portal – GayEcho GayEcho is regional gay lesbian info portal that covers Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia. It was formed in 2001. Media analysis for 2009 showed that GayEcho was one of the most mentioned websites in Serbian media.[1]

Merlinka – International queer film festival In December 2009, Gay Lesbian Info Centre organized the first Merlinka festival. Five hundred people visited the festival and ten films were screened. The festival was public, announced in the media and there were no incidents. In February 2010 the festival received the Crystal Award for the best Youth project in 2009.[2]

Gay magazine Optimist In July 2011, Gay Lesbian Info Centre published the first issue of Optimism magazine, that was changed into Optimist after the first issue. Every second month Optimist is printed and distributed for free in gay clubs and bars in Serbia. The magazine is also available online. [3]

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