Montenegro: Pride event urges less violence, more rights

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PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) – About 200 people have gathered at an LGBT Pride event in Montenegro urging more rights and zero tolerance for violence against gay people in the conservative Balkan country.

Participants held banners with sayings such as “Proud my son is gay” and “My daughter is lesbian” as they marched Saturday through the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica. Police sealed off the area for protection.

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Dozens gather at LGBTQ Pride in conservative Montenegro

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POGORICA, Montenegro (AP) – Dozens of people have participated in a LGBTQ Pride event in highly conservative Montenegro where authorities are promising to boost LGBTQ rights as part of efforts to join the European Union.

Hundreds of policemen deployed Dec. 17 in downtown Podgorica, the capital, to prevent possible attacks from extremists. Participants in the pride march carried banners reading “born this way” or “equality for everyone.”

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