U.S. Embassy Statement Regarding LGBT Parade in Podgorica (2014/11/3)

November 3, 2014

The United States Embassy congratulates the organizers of and participants in Podgorica’s second LGBT pride parade, held on November 2, 2014.  We also commend the government’s support for the parade, both before and during the event, and especially the work of the police, who demonstrated professionalism in protecting the participants and preventing any violent acts.  The success and peaceful nature of this year’s event demonstrate that a growing number of Montenegrins share a commitment to core human rights values and respect for their fellow citizens regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.