President Stevo Pendarovski visited volunteers and organizers of the Skopje Pride 2022 pride parade, with whom he had the opportunity to directly discuss the way of organizing the parade, from logistics and reception of guests, to the provided institutional support, security and promotional issues.
On the occasion of Skopje Pride 2022, President Pendarovski sent the following message:
“The acceptance of diversity and freedom from prejudice are indicators of a mature, democratic and open society that is ready to make room for each of its members. We have a shared responsibility to enable the enjoyment of basic rights and self-realization for everyone, without fear of rejection, especially when it comes to vulnerable communities.
Skopje Pride 2022 is a parade of diversity, acceptance and friendship of the LGBTIQ+ community, but also an opportunity for everyone who understands and accepts diversity based on sexual orientation and gender identity to express their support.
I expect the third pride parade in Skopje to be held in a peaceful atmosphere, without incidents, in an atmosphere of tolerance and acceptance. Let’s show solidarity with our fellow citizens because dignity, equality and justice are for all.”