Tag: 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 »

EC report criticises EU applicants Turkey, Kosovo and Serbia on LGBT rights

A European Commission report detailing the nature of LGBT rights in several countries looking to join the European Union has criticised Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey. The reports show that LGBT people continue to face discrimination, threats and violence throughout south-eastern European and Turkey. Widespread hate crime against LGBT people were noted in Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia,… Read more »

Montenegrin LGBTs to defy violence and hold second pride event this year

The LGBT community in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro has vowed to march again to test the authorities’ resolve to protect them after the country’s first LGBT pride march was violently attacked in July The LGBT community in Montenegro has pledged to march through the streets of the capital Podgorica after the country’s first… 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 »