Podgorica Pride passes peacefully
balkans / montenegro / pride

Podgorica Pride passes peacefully

The first LGBT pride march in Podgorica, capital of Montenegro, ended peacefully Sunday. See a brief video from today’s march here. Amid heightened security, several hundred participants carried banners and rainbow flags, and blew whistles on the city’s streets. The chief organizer, Daneijel Kalezic, told marchers that gay people would “not give up” until homosexuals … Continue reading

Montenegro prepares for Pride
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Montenegro prepares for Pride

The Montenegrin Government has pledged to deploy more than two thousand police officers to ensure public safety during Sunday’s Podgorica Pride Parade after the country’s first ever pride march was violently attacked by hundreds of thugs in the resort town of Budva in July. Montenegro will deploy more than two thousand police to protect the … Continue reading

Latvian group seeks to limit EuroPride 2015
baltics / latvia / legislation / pride

Latvian group seeks to limit EuroPride 2015

The “Protect Our Children” association in Latvia is calling for a referendum that could, among other things, place limitations on public events that would be part of EuroPride 2015, which the Latvian capital Riga was chosen to host earlier this year. According to the Latvian news portal Defli.lv, “Protect Our Children” has applied to the … Continue reading

Lithuanian MP avoids prosecution
baltics / homophobia / lithuania / pride

Lithuanian MP avoids prosecution

Lithuania’s parliament has defended one of its own. Lithuania’s self-appointed family values defender and leading homophobe Petras Gražulis will not have to face legal charges for attempting to disrupt the Baltic Pride rally in July, 2013.  A resolution introduced in the Seimas to strip Gražulis of his parliamentary immunity failed to receive the necessary 71 votes. … Continue reading

Opinion: The cyclical farce of Serbian gay pride
balkans / pride / serbia

Opinion: The cyclical farce of Serbian gay pride

(Source: Balkan Insight) Not for the first time, the government is trying to have it both ways – pleasing extremists by banning this year’s Gay Pride, and pleasing the EU by pledging it can go head next year. By Christian Axboe Nielsen, BIRN, Denmark On 27 September 2013, the Serbian government announced the cancellation, for the second … Continue reading