Festival of Diversity 2022
Tirana opens 13th Festival of Diversity and Tirana Pride 2022 under the motto "We Are Family"
PINK travels throughout Albania organising open lectures, opening of the moving Exhibition "Being Transgender in Albania" and a list of awareness activities. On 21 May join us Tirana Pride 2022!
On May 16, PINK Embassy Albania opens the Diversity Week, a nationwide awareness campaign in the framework of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and of the Festival of Diversity for LGBTI Rights, an annual event organised by PINK.
This will be the 13th Festival of Diversity, taking place from May 16 to May 21 under the motto "We are Family".
Given this topic as well as the fact that IDAHOT is an important day in the annual calendar, this year the PINK Embassy will be holding a tour of open lectures across various venues of the country, Universities, schools and other public institutions. Informing young people about sexual orientation and gender identity and the serious consequences of discrimination is very important to change social perceptions and mindsets. Meanwhile, the well-known exhibition "Being Transgender in Albania", which opened for the first time last year, with an impact both in Albania and abroad, this year will open as a mobile exhibition in 6 cities of the country, thanks to the cooperation and support of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. The activities will finalse on May 21 with the Tirana Parade.
Below you will find the complete list of activities:
May 17 at 11.00 - Raise the Flag - annual event (Mother Teresa Square, Columns)
17 May at 11.00 - Exhibition: Being Trans in Albania: Durrës, Elbasan, Tirana, Vlora, Shkodër and Korçë - based on its success over the past year, the exhibition will travel to 6 cities in Albania to raise awareness of local communities on the rights of transgender people.
20 May at 11.00 - Presentation of the National Internet Platform "Report Crimes and Hate Speech" - in cooperation with the National Line ISIGURT.AL and CRCA / ECPAT Albania.
21 May at 11.00 - TIRANA PRIDE - LGBTI PRIDE MARCH - this year all LGBTI organizations co-organize the Pride March together.
PINK Embassy thanks the Municipalities of Tirana, Durres, Elbasan, Vlora, Korca and Shkodra, the People's Advocate, the Commissioner for Protection from Discrimination, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, for cooperation in the successful development of these activities and all other institutions to be involved in this process throughout May 2022.