Montenegro holds pride march despite opposition from church


              Participants take part in a LGBTQ pride march in Podgorica, Montenegro, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Several hundred people joined an LGBTQ pride march in Montenegro, held amid strong opposition from the influential Serbian Orthodox Church in the small conservative Balkan country. Montenegro's 10th ever pride event was dubbed "No more buts," reflecting demands that more be done to stem hate speech and harassment of LGBTQ community despite huge steps that have been made in the past years. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
            
              Participants take part in a LGBTQ pride march in Podgorica, Montenegro, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Several hundred people joined an LGBTQ pride march in Montenegro, held amid strong opposition from the influential Serbian Orthodox Church in the small conservative Balkan country. The writing on placard reads: “No more ’buts.” (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
            
              Participants take part in a LGBTQ pride march in Podgorica, Montenegro, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Several hundred people joined an LGBTQ pride march in Montenegro, held amid strong opposition from the influential Serbian Orthodox Church in the small conservative Balkan country. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
            
              People gather for a protest prayer led by the Serbian Orthodox Church against the holding of an LGBTQ pride march this weekend in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. The influential church has called its followers in Montenegro to join the prayer for "the sanctity of marriage and preservation of family" after organizing a similar gathering in neighboring Serbia ahead of a pan-European pride event there last month. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
            
              People gather for a protest prayer led by the Serbian Orthodox Church against the holding of an LGBTQ pride march this weekend in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. The influential church has called its followers in Montenegro to join the prayer for "the sanctity of marriage and preservation of family" after organizing a similar gathering in neighboring Serbia ahead of a pan-European pride event there last month. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)
Montenegro holds pride march despite opposition from church