Ilija Vucevic says he was attacked Friday because he was carrying a pink dog transporter bag that the attackers viewed as proof he was homosexual. Vucevic says he lost three teeth in the attack and suffered cuts and bruises.
He has written on Facebook that "despite not being a homosexual, tonight I am proud to 'be' one of them." Members of Serbia's LGBT community often face harassment and violence. The country has pledged to boost LGBT rights as it seeks membership in the European Union.