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Guide to resources on LGBTQ+ in Eastern Europe: Montenegro

Montenegro Overview

LGBT map of Montenegro


Montenegro decriminalised homosexuality in 1977 while discrimination was officially outlawed in 2010. Same sex marriages are constitutionally forbidden, and adoption for same sex couples is also not permitted. LGBT persons are allowed to serve in the army, but openness is not encouraged. The first Gay Pride was held in July 2013 in the coastal town of Budva. Higher and University level education do not offer study of LGBTQ and Gender. Most work is done by Civil Society organisations and NGOs.




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  • LGBT Progress is the oldest LGBT organisation in Montenegro [in Montenegrin and English].

  • Kvir Montenegro - more active via Facebook [in Montenegrin].

  • Spektra - is working on promotion and protection of human rights of trans, gender diverse and intersex persons in Montenegro [in Montenegrin and English].


  • Exhibition Queer Montenegro - the exhibition took part during the annual conference of ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey and during Montenegro Pride [in English].

  • Write Queer is an annual regional competition for short stories on Queer writing run by Queer Montenegro [in Montenegrin].


This guide is produced and curated by UCL SSEES Library as part of the UCL European Institute’s Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Programme 2019.   


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