Medindia
Advertisement

Montenegro to Host Another Gay Pride Parade in October Despite Violent Attacks

by Kathy Jones on October 4, 2013 at 8:27 PM
Font : A-A+

 Montenegro to Host Another Gay Pride Parade in October Despite Violent Attacks

Despite suffering violent attacks on their activists during their first match early in the summer, the Organizers of Gay Pride parade revealed that they will be launching another march in late October in the Montenegrin capital city of Podgorica.

"Preparations are underway" to hold the march on October 20 in Podgorica, organiser Danijel Kalezic told AFP.

Advertisement

Kalezic said the parade in Podgorica would be a "test of the authorities' will" to guarantee the rights of homosexuals in the former Yugoslav republic, which split from a union with Serbia in 2006.

"Verbal promises are nice, but in reality, gay people do not feel many changes and they still live in discrimination and fear," Kalezic said.

In July, police clashed with more than 100 anti-gay protesters, mostly young football hooligans, who hurled rocks and bottles to disrupt the first-ever march by several dozen gay activists in the coastal town of Budva.
Advertisement

Montenegrin Interior Minister Rasko Konjevic said the police would evaluate the logistics of securing the parade before giving it the green light.

In a highly patriarchal society, surveys show 70 percent of Montenegrins still consider homosexuality an illness, while 80 percent believe gay people should keep their sexuality private.

Gay people are largely invisible in the tiny EU-candidate state of just 650,000 inhabitants.

In Montenegro, as in most Balkan states, gays and lesbians live in fear of hate crimes, claiming they do not trust the authorities to protect their rights.

Last week, a gay pride parade in Belgrade was banned for the third consecutive year as authorities feared reprisals by extremist groups.

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
World Alzheimer's Day 2021 - 'Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer's
'Hybrid Immunity' may Help Elude COVID-19 Pandemic
Stroop Effect
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
Foreigners Turn to New Zealand for Gay Marriages
More than 80 homosexuals have turned to New Zealand for their marriage after the law legalizing gay ...
Magnets’ Repelling Nature Forms Basis of Nigerian Student’s Conclusion That Gay Marriages are Wrong
A Nigerian post-graduate student has made use of bar magnet's repelling nature to 'demonstrate' ......
French President Signs Gay Marriage into Law
After nearly a year of debates and protests across the country, French President Francois Hollande ....
Brazil Clears Way for Gay Marriage
In Brazil, a top judicial panel cleared the way for same-sex marriage, ruling that gay couples ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use