March and Dance Against Homophobia - Kosovo Celebrates IDAHOT
- photo © Jetmir Idrizi17/05/2015
May 17, 2015
International day against homophobia and transphobia has been widely celebrated yesterday in Kosovo. The growing community of supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual community on May 17th, marched on the main city square to show their support for the cause.
The march against homophobia “Walk and Dance against Homophobia” in celebration for the LGBT community was organized by local NGOs Center for Equality and Liberty (CEL), Center for Social Group Development (CSGD) and Qendra per Emancipim Shoqeror (QESh), three grassroots organizations that share the joint vision of a society of equal rights, responsibilities and equal opportunities to all its members, including the LGBT community. It was generously supported by USAID in Kosovo, Swiss Embassy, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Civil Rights Defenders, and Embassy of Sweden.
This event was followed by the illumination of the main government building in rainbow colors financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kosovo.
This is the second year that this day is celebrated with a march in Kosovo and it’s worth celebrating the fact that the number of both civil and institutional supporters has grown substantially.