by Rex Wockner
The Gay Lesbian Info Center in Belgrade, Serbia, has launched a 64-page, full-color magazine called Optimism.
It is distributed free at gay bars and clubs, cultural and drop-in centers, and gay-friendly venues in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Kragujevac, Nis, Leskovac, Zrenjanin and Subotica.
The first issue looks at the legislative and legal situation of LGBT Serbians, concluding that gays and lesbians have legal protection only when they are single. Gay couples and transgender people are not recognized under law, the editors said.
GLIC seeks funding to keep the magazine in print. The editors can be reached at [email protected] or via http://www.gayecho.com.