Tag: gay montenegro

Facing life or death at home, gay activist seeks asylum in Vancouver

To Zdravko Cimbaljevic, the choice came down to being dead in Montenegro or alive in Canada. So the 30-year-old activist referred to as the first openly gay man in the southeastern European nation of about 680,000 people came to Canada last month and is seeking refugee status, driven out of Montenegro by what he describes… Read more »

Gay rights activists stage first Montenegro march

Podgorica (Reuters) – Montenegrins staged their first gay pride march on Sunday in the capital under heavy police guard, part of the Balkan state’s efforts to bolster its application to join the European Union by showing its commitment to human rights. After a tense but incident-free march by around 150 people, guarded by almost 2,000… Read more »

Gay Montenegrins to hold second parade despite attacks

The Montenegrin capital will host a Gay Pride parade in late October in defiance of violent attacks on activists during the first such march this summer, organisers said Thursday. “Preparations are underway” to hold the march on October 20 in Podgorica, organiser Danijel Kalezic told AFP. Kalezic said the parade in Podgorica would be a… Read more »

Opponents Disrupt First Ever Montenegro Gay Pride; Shout ‘Kill The Gays’

Montenegro’s first ever Gay Pride event was disrupted on Wednesday by opponents shouting “Kill the gays.” The several dozen activists taking part in the event in Budva shouted back “Kiss the gays,” the AP reported. Angy opponents clashed with police as activists briefly marched holding rainbow flags and then gathered to hear speeches. The gay… Read more »

Queer Montenegro: Wide support for the Pride Rally in Podgorica, Montenegro

Wide support for the Pride Rally in Podgorica, Montenegro Montenegrin LGBTIQ Association “Queer Montenegro” is satisfied with the widespread domestic, regional, and European support which followed the announcement yesterday that the Pride Rally will be held in Podgorica in October 2013. We are very pleased that a large number of the LGBTIQ people from Montenegro… Read more »

Montenegro: Juventas and Gay Portal

Juventas is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in January, 1996 in Podgorica, Montenegro. Juventas gathers high school and university students and other young people who wish to be a part of their environment’s social dynamics and thus influence their future. Homophobia in Montenegro In July 2010, Juventas conducted a research poll on homophobia among the… Read more »

Montenegrin delegation for the first time on LGBT EuroGames – Budapest

“EuroGames”, the largest European LGBT sport manifestation in which for the first time the Montenegrin delegation took part, took place in Budapest between the 27th of June and the 1st of July of 2012. This year’s EuroGames, which basically represent the European equivalent to the Olympic Games are officially supported by the International Olympic committee… Read more »

A Lesbian Story: One Simple, but not Simple Story

I have a name. I live in Montenegro. I am daughter, sister, aunt, friend, colleague. I have a wonderful family. Job. Value. Principles. Person you love and who loves me. Maybe I know. If not, here’s something about me. Family means a lot to me. I feel them as a support and safety. I admire… Read more »

Podgorica: LGBT flag set on fire in front of the Ombudsman

The flag was placed on the mast of the building where the office of the Ombudsman, was burned last night, said the LGBT Forum Progres. Officials of Institutions Ombudsman contacted the police, who immediately went to the scene. Unknown persons set fire to the rainbow flag, a symbol of the LGBT community. Forum notes that… Read more »

Preparations for the parade in Montenegro 2013

In June next year will be held in Podgorica pride parade, with the support of the Ombudsman and the relevant institutions. Deputy of human rights and freedoms of Marijana Lakovic will be representative of the institution in the organizing committee of the first Gay Pride Parade, scheduled to be held in June next year in… Read more »

Video: Pro-gay fly-posting campaign disturbed in Montenegro

An LGBT youth group in Montenegro has initiated a nocturnal campaign to put up pro-gay posters  around the capital city of Podgorica. Following the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Montenegrin group Juventas printed pink posters with the slogan: “Every day is a day of fight against homophobia and transphobia. Live your life.” Montenegro… Read more »

Protestors march on Turkish embassy for IDAHO

Montenegro sees rally for LGBT rights as French Caribbean island holds first LGBT march Activists in Montenegro marked the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) by marching on the Turkish embassy in protest at the country’s treatment of LGBT people. Members from rights group, the LGBT Forum Progress, carried banners reading in English, Montenegrin… Read more »

Video: Two-step on LGBT rights in Montenegro

A Montenegrin actor who took part in a pro-LGBT video has received death threats. Todor Vujoševic received serious threats after starring in a video for LGBT rights in the small Balkan country. The video shows Vujoševic as one of the players in a spot where two boys kiss passionately while celebrating the success of their… Read more »

Conference “Justice in the Balkans: Equality for sexual minorities” held in Montenegro

A three-day conference “Justice in the Balkans: Equality for sexual minorities” was held in Podgorica. Prominent experts in this field discussed about rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender people in the region of South-Eastern Europe. This is considered one of conditions for the complete democratization in societies and necessary step in the process of… Read more »