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.
In photos: Activists and allies of Kosovo’s LGBTQ community celebrate the country’s first public pride march ‘in the name of love.’
While we mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, we should question why we still fixate on ‘coming out of the closet.’