Serbia will have its first gay prime minister
Ana Brnabic will also be the country's first woman prime minister in a sign of increasing tolerance.

For the first time ever, the president of Serbia has nominated a gay woman to serve as prime minister. 

New Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic chose Ana Brnabic as prime minister in the conservative state, where she’s the first woman and first gay person to hold the position. And Serbia isn’t the friendliest place for LGBTQ people.

The symbolism of the appointment is real, but it comes against a backdrop of ingrained and sustained antipathy towards homosexuality. It may be more of a harbinger of change than evidence that change has already occurred.

Police research in 2015 found that almost half its officers agreed with the statement “homosexuality is an illness that should be treated”, reports the BBC’s Guy De Launey in Belgrade.

Even the leader of one of the smaller parties in the president’s coalition, Dragan Markovic Palma of Unified Serbia, said Ms Brnabic was “not my prime minister”.

He was recently quoted as saying that the new prime minister “should be a family man who knows what children are”.

Serbia! This is a serious milestone. The BBC article linked above gives a great breakdown of what this means politically and culturally; give it a read if you can.

I’d take you with me and we would drive for hours, getting drunk of the nostalgia of the past we used to live in, remembering every single time we spent together, every single feeling that stroke us, every tear that broke you and every laugh that healed me. But if I asked you darling, would you come ?
—  Dragan Mathieu
Zvuči ti malo patetično, ljigavo, glupavo… Znam, znam, u pravu si. Al’ dobro, ajde za trenutak pređi preko toga i napregni svoj zakržljali moronski mozak i pomisli kad si ti uradio nešto što bi nazvao prava stvar? Šta su to prave stvari? Šta je to što te pokreće, što te diže kad padaš, što te gura napred… Šta ti bar za trenutak stvori iluziju da nisi jedan običan moron nego živo biće sposobno da misli? Dakle, šta je za tebe prava stvar?
—  Crni bombarder
Payday gang gaming headcanons + examples of what they like
  • Dallas: Plays simulator games, I'unno. Game Dev Tycoon/moneymaking type shit.
  • Wolf: Likes a multitude of genres. Probably makes his own considering he's a software developer. Probably makes death houses in Sims 4 on his free time.
  • Hoxton: Usually does board games, mostly due to his time in prison. You could probably organize DnD with him or something. Probably also likes Mario on the down low tbh
  • Chains: ...Arma 3? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I really don't know. He probably has Call of Duty and only plays it to assblast people online (and to get people angry on purpose). Actually really likes the Fallout series.
  • Houston: Fighting games. Mains Luigi in Smash, and has a burning hatred for people like DSP when playing online matches.
  • John Wick: Do not bring up Nintendogs around the others. Just don't. Let the man take care of his DS doggos in peace.
  • Clover: Largely the same as Hoxton except she has a specialty for tabletop RPGs (specifically grimdark shit). Still angry about Warhammer Fantasy not getting an awesome game on the scale of 40k's Dawn of War.
  • Dragan: Laughing as he plays his role as a brutal cop in GTAV. Normal players hate him with a burning passion.
  • Jacket: Plays on an old-ass NES he's somehow managed to maintain through the years. Often plays shoot 'em up games like Gradius or Xevious as they're "relaxing."
  • Bonnie: Doesn't entirely get video games, but you can see her poke into idle games like Neko Atsume. Gets hilariously frustrated if Tubbs visits.
  • Sokol: [JonTron voice] SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORTS. Will kick your ass at air hockey if you ever play him.
  • Jiro: Pretty much the only sane choice in terms of games out of the gang. Poker usually ends with him winning, strip poker has him with everyone else's suits. He gives them back afterwards, though.
  • Bodhi: "Seriously, why don't you guys try some actual extreme sports sometime?" This was said as he casually hid a copy of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 under his shirt. Part of the GLORIOUS PC MASTER RACE.
  • Jimmy: Is the one person insane enough to play Dark Souls on a KEYBOARD while his character is ass naked, and wins.
  • Sydney: Doom, Mortal Kombat, basically anything that has maximum potential for gore. Runs Brutal Doom with the Overdrawn at the Blood Bank setting, and pre-ordered Doom 2016. Secretly likes Touhou games (don't tell anyone).
  • Rust: "what are you talking about" he says as he just casually plays on an old Gameboy, because he didn't really have time to do much in terms of consoles and such. Beat Pokemon Red and actually discovered the Mew trick on his own.

Bana şöyle bir bak diyorsun… 
Alıcı gözüyle, tepeden tırnağa 
yeni dalınmış bir uyku gibi bak, 
çobanların söndürmeyi unuttuğu dağ ateşi, 
kaleden kaleye uçurulan ak güvercin, 
rüzgâra emanet edilen fısıltı gibi, 
yazdan kalma bir gün gibi bak bana… 

Bana şöyle bir bak diyorsun… 
Posta kutusuna gece yarısı bırakılan bir mektup gibi, 
kızağından kayıp bitmeden denize inen bir tekne, 
gökyüzünün denizyıldızlarıyla dolduğunu gören 
bir dalgıç gibi bak, 
akşam kırılmaya başlarken içimde 
dağılan bir ilkokulun zili gibi bak bana… 

Bana şöyle bir bak diyorsun… 
Bir ışın demetine sarılır gibi bak, 
unuttuğum ve istemesem de 
yüzlerini bir türlü anımsayamadığım 
çocukluk arkadaşlarım gibi, 
kahve fincanına damlayan gözyaşı, 
kara düşen kan damlası gibi, 
diyorsun ki -evet, mavi gözlerinden bile ürpertici bu- 
kınından çıkarılan bir hançer gibi bak bana… 

Bana şöyle bir bak diyorsun… 
Yaşama sevincini sana ben veriyormuşum gibi, 
sevgilin olmasam da sevgilinmişim gibi bak, 
kumsalda bırakılan ayak izi, 
kanadın üzerine değen bulut gibi, 
kayalıklara sürüklenen bir gemiye 
yanıp sönen deniz feneri gibi bak bana… 
Çünkü unutmamanın eşiğidir 
ve anımsamanın kapısıdır bakmak… 
Sevgili İrem, 
bunun için bile kibrit çakılabilir, 
okyanusun kıyısında, 
bir kedi gözü gibi 
pençeleriyle dolaşırken aşk… 

_Akgün Akova, İrem 
_Görsel: Dragan Ilic Di Vogo 

Things that just suddenly became canon in PAYDAY 2
  • Bodhi admires Sydney’s similar stick-it-to-the-man spirit
  • Sydney thinks Jacket is absolutely crazy and terrifying and totally loves that and thinks they should stick together
  • Sydney also spends her free time singing and designing masks
  • Many of Jacket’s tapes simply contain long lists of fun facts
  • Bodhi’s still going after the Ozaki Eight, and has only two parts left
  • Jiro has learned a considerable amount of English
  • Rust isn’t much for conversation but is intrigued by VR gaming
  • Houston not only drove the van but now regularly maintains it
  • Somebody decided to get Sokol a very, very tiny toy hockey goal from a children’s playset and he is not happy about it
  • Dragan is self-conscious about his weight after Chains cracked a joke at his expense and he is now very focused on exercise
  • The Continental now is officially affiliated with Crime.net