Montenegro first ever gay pride planned for May 31

PODGORICA, Montenegro The government says in a statement its support for the event demonstrates the commitment for European values of tolerance and equality.

A gay group behind the march urged the government Thursday to stress the message of support further by naming an official to head the organizing committee.

Zdravko Cimbaljevic, of the LGBT Forum Progres group, says he has received online threats from extremists.

The country of 600,000 hopes to one day join the European Union.

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