Jovan Ćirilov

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Jovan Ćirilov
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Jovan Čirilov at conference in Slovenia
Born (1931-08-30)30 August 1931
Kikinda, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died 16 November 2014(2014-11-16) (aged 83)
Belgrade, Serbia
Occupation Theatrologist, philosopher, writer, theatre selector, poet
Years active 1955–2014

Jovan Ćirilov (pronounced [jǒ̝v̞an tɕirǐlo̝v̞]; 30 August 1931 – 16 November 2014) was a Serbian theater expert, philosopher, writer, theatre selector, and poet. He mostly wrote about the Serbian culture. He was born in Kikinda, Yugoslavia.

As a member of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, he was the first person who publicly called for decriminalization of male same-sex relations ("sodomy laws") in the 1980s.[1][2]

Ćirilov died in Belgrade, Serbia, aged 83.

References[change | change source]

  1. Zoran Milutinović & Will Petersen, Yugoslavia, in Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia pp. 964–965, ed. George E. Haggerty, New York and London: Garland Publishing, 2000
  2. http://fabrikaknjiga.co.rs/rec/67/317.pdf pp. 324–325, footnote # 31

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Jovan Ćirilov at Wikimedia Commons

  • Jovan Ćirilov on IMDb
  • Jovan Čirilov page at UNESCO
  • David Zarić, Mia. "Intervju: Jovan Ćirilov". B92. Retrieved 12 October 2010. (Serbian)