Podgorica Pride was supported by a number of representatives of the international community in Montenegro, civil society activists and journalists. The head of the EU Delegation in Podgorica Mitja Drobnic said that it is not easy for human rights defenders in Montenegro and congratulated activists for their courage. Gay activists walked the same route as last year after police estimated that the 1,foot-long trail in the centre of Podgorica was easiest to secure.
BUDVA, Montenegro Reuters - Police clashed with anti-gay protesters in Montenegro on Wednesday as they tried to disrupt the first gay pride parade to be held in the staunchly conservative Balkan country that is in talks to join the European Union. Around demonstrators hurled stones, bottles and flares at policemen in the coastal town of Budva who were keeping them separate from around 40 marchers wearing shirts bearing the colors of the rainbow, the symbol of the gay rights movement. At least ten demonstrators were arrested and several marchers were slightly injured, according to police.
History Homosexual activity in Montenegro? Current status since Yes No.
They will not be allowed to adopt children or be foster parents, for example, which human rights organisation says restricts LGBT rights, and same-sex couples will also not be recognised as a family. The Queer Montenegro NGO also warned against the abuse of the proposed law for political purposes, particularly ahead of local elections in Montenegro. The Serbian Orthodox Church in Montenegro and the strongest opposition alliance, the Democratic Front, object to the draft law for completely different reasons. The pro-Russian Front said that if the law was adopted, it would wreck family life and Christian values in Montenegro.
The seventh Gay Pride parade held in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica on Saturday passed without incident, with several hundred participants calling for the adoption of a law on same-sex partnership. We demand the adoption of a law on life partnership," Danijel Kalezic of the Queer Montenegro organisation told the crowd. Participants protested against violations of the human rights of LGBT persons and the spreading of hatred towards them by political parties and members of the national parliament.
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Are there any gay bars in Kotor? I don't think there is a gay scene as such in Kotor. Bear in mind Kotor is very small and the bars are too.
On the basis of a referendum held on 21 MayMontenegro declared independence on 3 June. Legal Landscape. The Constitution of Montenegro defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. Montenegro decriminalised same-sex sexual activity in
At the first known pride event in the Balkan enclave, angry demonstrators outnumbered those marching for gay rights by at least 10 to 1, according to news reports of the clash in the Adriatic Sea resort of Budva. Montenegro, one of the most conservative and macho bastions in the tradition-bound region, last year began negotiations with the member EU for eventual membership. Several people were injured in the clash between the anti-gay protesters and riot police, the AP quoted Interior Minister Rasko Konjevic as saying.
Some people attended an LGBT pride parade in Montenegro on September 23 calling for more rights and tougher punishment for violent acts against gay people in the small Balkan nation. Participants in the fifth annual Podgorica Pride event marched down the streets of the capital, Podgorica, holding banners with slogans such as "Proud my son is gay" and "My daughter is a lesbian. Police sealed off the area for protection.