A survey by the World Bank Group on the experiences of LGBTI people in southeast Europe was published this month, with the lowest perceived acceptance of the LGBTI community recorded in Kosovo.
In photos: Music, dance and rainbow flags accompany citizens in Prishtina’s center as they march for the country’s second ever pride parade on Wednesday.
It’s important to remember that while culture and people shape our social identities, the fundamental truth is that no one is born homophobic, just like no one is born liberal, fascist, vegetarian, or a good swimmer.
As the saying goes, when someone comes out, the whole family transitions. The support and love, followed by opposition and hate, are all part of this struggle.
Although Kosovo’s first pride parade occurred without any major incidents, Kosovo Police are investigating an attack and a verbal threat that were reported after the march.