Armed with balloons, confetti cannons and rainbow-colored smoke flares, participants in Kosovo’s third Pride Parade danced down Prishtina’s main boulevard on Thursday to celebrate LGBTI pride.
After being bounced around different courts and administrative offices in Kosovo, the long-awaited lawsuit filed by Blert Morina to change the name and gender marker on his ID to reflect his gender identity began on Wednesday.
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.
As Kosovo’s LGBTQ+ community prepares to celebrate its second Pride parade on Wednesday, organizer of the parade, Blert Morina, describes balancing the scales between activism and celebration.
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.