What is the Festival of Diversity?

“Festival of Diversity” is the most important annual event for PINK Embassy Albania and takes place every 17 May on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). This event is held throughout the entire week, called diversity week, and culminates with the diversity fair, pride march and other social activities such as concerts, film shows, exhibitions, workshops etc.
Diversity week is a possibility to express solidarity with LGBT persons, to take more information on these topics and to celebrate the fact that a society is better and more emancipated if it accepts all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, convictions etc.
For this year the Festival of Diversity will take place on 16-21 May and will be hosted by PINK Embassy in collaboration with the Human Rights House of Albania, and CRCA/ECPAT Albania and the participation of institutions, civil society organizations, international community and LGBT community in the country.

What is the goal of the Festival?

The Festival of Diversity is an opportunity to show that despite differences we are all equal. By promoting equality through the concept of diversity we make an appeal to Albanian society and the general public which remains judgmental and still needs to be informed in order to change and strengthen public support towards marginalized groups. The main message is that, all of us, despite differences need to be equal in chances and opportunities and need to enjoy the right of expression, love, association and organization.

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