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2013 Press Releases

U.S. Embassy Statement Regarding LGBT Parade

July 24, 2013

The United States Embassy congratulates the participants in Montenegro’s first LGBT parade.  We also welcome the government’s support for the parade and commend the work of the police, who protected the organizers, participants, and government and diplomatic representatives from serious injury during the event.  However, the U.S. Embassy condemns the acts of violence and hateful language aimed at parade participants. We urge the government to take appropriate measures against those individuals responsible for such actions. The United States will continue to work with our partners in Montenegro to combat abuses against the LGBT community and to ensure that all people in Montenegro are treated equally, regardless of sexual orientation.