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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in the Republic of Macedonia

LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence LGBT social movements share related goals of social acceptance of homosexuality or transgenderism. ... Image File history File links Gay_flag. ...

Around the world · By country World laws on homosexuality US laws on homosexuality Legality of same-sex unions in Western Europe. ... This list indexes the articles on LGBT rights in each country and significant non-country region (e. ...

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Declaration of Montreal Martina Navrátilová and Mark Tewksbury read the Declaration of Montreal at the opening ceremonies of the World Outgames. ...

Same-sex relationships

Marriage · Adoption Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live together as a family. ... LGBT adoption refers to the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered people. ...

Opposition · Persecution Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...

Violence The Death of Orpheus In Albrecht Dürers 1494 drawing, the banner hung in the tree reads: Orfeus der erst puseran (Orpheus, the first sodomite). The word puseran(t) derives from the Latin bulgarus from which come also the terms bugger in English and bougre in French. ...

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Law against gays

Homosexual sex was legalised in 1996 and the age of consent was made equal for homosexual and heterosexual sex. In 1995 the Bar Association in Macedonia banned homosexuals and alcoholics from becoming lawyers. But, after a brief scandal, this decision was overturned. Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...

Protection based on sexual orientation in law

There is no anti-discrimination law. Constitution and the laws prohibit all forms of discrimination - however, discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation has not been singled out in any official document. Pushing for that law is still an on-going process that has stepped back until the new government decides upon it. Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ...

Recognition of same sex couples

There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples. But MASSO is constantly informing the public about why there should be such recognition and pushing for it. Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, marriage equality, and often just marriage by its proponents, and—usually by its opponents—homosexual marriage) refers to a marriage between individuals of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles...

Gay life in the country

Homosexual sex is not illegal and according to a new survey by MASSO.org.mk, 9-11% percent of the population described themselves as gay.

Young men and inhabitants of larger towns are generally more liberal in their attitudes towards homosexuality than the Muslims, elderly people, women and rural inhabitants. Gays are generally accepted as long as they do not manifest their sexual orientation in public. A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... Homosexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by esthetic attraction, romantic love, or sexual desire exclusively for another of the same sex. ... Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ...

The gay scene is not large but is growing. As of Dec. 2006 there is only one official gay club in Skopje and several gay-friendly establishments located in main city. Also, there are three pubs/bars that have "gay nights" in their weekly programs. Skopje (Macedonian: ) is the capital and largest city in the Republic of Macedonia, with more than a quarter of the population of the country, as well as the political, cultural, economical and academic centre of the country. ...

MASSO[1] is the first organization to promote gay rights among other organizations that work in the area of human rights. The other two organization that deal with gay rights are the Center for Civil and Human Rights [2] (Skopje, Macedonia) and EGAL (Skopje, Macedonia).

Generally, gay rights and attitudes towards such change very fast in the small Balkan country. The mentality of the people is generally friendly. Macedonia has never had any gay-related crimes, unlike other countries in the area.[citation needed]There are gay news articles regulary in both printed and electronic media, as well as 4 web sites and blogs with solely gay content, news, rights etc.



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