22/06/2012 | Writer: Kaos GL

A part of the residue of the burned flag are gathered and photographed and will become an integral part of the exhibition of the Unstraight Museum.

On June 17 in Montenegro, the rainbow flag which was set on the mast of the building in which the headquarters of the Protector of the Human Rights and Freedoms are situated was set on fire by unknown perpetrators.
 
The rainbow flag will be once again, put on a mast on the headquarters of the institution of the Protector of the Human Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro. LGBT Forum Progress has delivered a new flag to this institution and its returning on the mast is expected during the day.
 
A part of the residue of the burned flag are gathered and photographed and will become an integral part of the exhibition of the Unstraight Museum, a project that started in Sweden, in 2007, by museum professionals cooperating with a group of leading traditional, national museums (The Army Museum, The Nobel Museum, The National Museum of Science and Technology, The National Historical Museum and The Police Museum).
 
Unstraight museum collects and documents LGBT history in all of its shapes and promotes the approach that the traditional museums should include the LGBT perspective into their collections. It is a website based museum which is dedicated to the presenting of the stories of the LGBT individuals and their contemporary reality.
 
Among the state flag and the flags of the UN, OEBS, Austria and Switzerland, the only flag that was “punished” is that of the LGBT community. It is set there with the goal of promoting tolerance and solidarity towards the LGBT persons and also with the purpose of marking the preparations of the organization of the first Pride Parade in Podgorica.
 
The setting of the rainbow colored flag in front of the headquarters of the Montenegrin Ombudsman represents the first public, official display of the LGBT community flag in the history of the state institutions in Montenegro.
 
LGBT Forum Progress calls upon the Montenegrin Government to display the flag of the LGBT community on every state institution, until the end of the Pride Month. It would be an additional message of support to the protection of the LGBT community and also the concretization of the Government’s pro-European rhetoric.

To contact:
LGBT Forum Progres 
 

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