Montenegro’s Second Pride Celebration Will Be Held in Secret

Author: , October 13th, 2014

Montenegro - Google MapsMontenegro’s second ever Pride is set to be held in secret this year after the last event ended with 60 injured in violent anti-gay attacks. Last July, rocks and bottles were thrown by dozens of anti-gay protesters at Montenegro’s first ever pride event.

Extremists chanted “Kill the gays” as 60 were left injured following the attacks.

This year, both the date and location of Montenegro Pride are to be kept private until the day itself. Queer Montenegro, the group behind Montenegro Pride 2014, said the march is expected to take place this month.

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Violence Mars Gay Pride in Montenegro

Author: , October 20th, 2013

The police in Podgorica used tear gas against opponents of the city’s first ever gay pride parade.

According to the Associated Press, dozens of attackers tried to push through the hundreds of police who were protecting participants in Sunday’s (20 October) march.

In Serbia reports that approximately 100 LGBT activists, ambassadors, and celebrities participated in the Montenegro’s capital parade. While no one was harmed, parade participants were escorted by the police from the city’s center.

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Angry Mob Attacks Gay Pride Parade in Montenegro

Author: , July 24th, 2013

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Several hundred people shouting “Kill the gays” attacked gay activists and clashed with police on Wednesday in a bid to disrupt the first ever pride event in staunchly conservative Montenegro, which is seeking to improve its human rights record as it bids to join the European Union.

Angry assailants threw rocks, bottles, glasses and various other objects – including chairs from local cafes – at several dozen flag-waving gay activists who shouted back “Kiss the gays.” A shower of stones and bottles also landed on special police securing the gathering in the coastal town of Budva.

Police then intervened to push the attackers away and allow the event to continue. The participants briefly marched by the sea before they stopped to hold speeches as extremists shouted insults from a distance. Later, police again clashed with smaller groups of extremists scattered throughout the town.

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How Friendly is St. Stefan Island in Montenegro?

Author: , April 29th, 2012

So I am debating where to plan my next European adventure. While I love Prague and Budapest, and I can’t keep going there every year, when there are other places I want to see. A friend recently suggested planning a trip around Montenegro. I said, “WHERE?!”

Montenegro is the pearl of the Mediterranean, unique in many ways, is situated in the south of the Adriatic. Nowhere else can you find, so much natural wealth, beauty, mild beaches, clear lakes, fast rivers, and gorgeous mountains in such a compact area as in Montenegro. In the morning you can wake up along the beautiful Adriatic coast, have lunch on the banks of Skadar Lake, and enjoy an evening walk in the Montenegrin mountains. Montenegro cannot leave you indifferent.

Not only an excellent choice for holidays, Montenegro has many other remarkable characteristics: history, culture, tradition, good weather conditions, clean air, beautiful nature, the blue Adriatic Sea…. Everyone should visit Montenegro. This little country combines features of both the Balkans and the Mediterranean, near Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Italy and Albania. Despite its small size, Montenegro offers great diversity and abundant natural beauty.

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First Gay Pride Planned in Montenegro May 31st

Author: , April 16th, 2011

Montenegro Gay PrideThe conservative Balkan republic of Montenegro hopes to one day enter the European Union. To do so, it must prove tolerance and respect for the human rights of gays and lesbians, which is the reason the government is behind the country’s first Gay Pride march, set for May 31.

The AP: “The government says in a statement its support for the event demonstrates the commitment for European values of tolerance and equality. A gay group behind the march urged the government Thursday to stress the message of support further by naming an official to head the organizing committee. Zdravko Cimbaljevic, of the LGBT Forum Progres group, says he has received online threats from extremists.”

Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Luki (above, left) spoke out about the march:
He has assessed, however, that the parade would probably be a high-risk event and that police would be responsible for providing safety to the participants in accordance with security standards, Podgorica media report.

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