The Gay-Lesbian Info Center says in a statement posted on the group’s website that gay people “are suffering violence on a daily basis” and that many assailants justify attacks with religious beliefs.
The group says that “therefore the church can play a role in reducing the violence.”
There has been no immediate response from the Serbian church, which has considerable influence in conservative Serbia. Church elders have in the past criticized homosexuality.
Serbia also has faced international criticism after a gay pride march was cancelled last year over extremist threats.