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Studies show that only 3% of hate speech cases are reported!   Tirana 20 May 2022 - This morning, the National Platform ISIGURT.AL and the PINK Embassy presented the National Platform "REPORT: Speech and Hate Crimes", in a public event hosted by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection. The meeting was organized in the framework of the...
As part of the 13th Diversity Festival Week and International Day Against Homophobia, Lesbophobia ,. Bifobia and Transphobia, PINK Embassy with the support of the Council of Europe, have opened the Mobile Exhibition, which will be displayed in some of the main cities in Albania. The exhibition was officially opened in the city of Durrës, on May...
PINK Embassy Albania starts the 13th Festival of Diversity   Tirana, 17 May 202 - PINK Embassy Albania started this morning the activities on the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, part of the 13th Festival of Diversity for LGBTI Rights in Albania. The Festival is an annual event organised by PINK Embassy and...
   The first ever exhibition on trans persons in Albania, supported by Council of Europe, will travel across Albania, from North to South, aiming to raise awareness and information on transgender persons.   15 May 2022 - The first ever photo exhibition "Being transgender in Albania", opened last year in Tirana, will travel across the country to...
As democracy in Europe comes under growing pressure, the annual ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map identifies steps forward on LGBTI rights in several countries. Published on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the IDAHOT+ Forum in Cyprus, ILGA-Europe’s annual Rainbow Europe Map and Index, ranking the legal and policy situation of LGBTI people in 49 European...
IGLYO : LGBTQI Inclusive Education Report and Index 2022 raises serious concerns for Albania   Tirana, 12 May 2022- The International Organization of LGBTI Youth and Students (IGLYO), published today its Annual Report on the situation of LGBTIQ youth rights in Europe. The 2022 report focuses on the issues of inclusive education that must permeate...
ALBANIA   ACCESS TO ADEQUATE FOOD During this year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Aleanca LGBTI and Streha supported 300 LGBTI people with food; the PINK Embassy provided food and clothing to 30 trans people. ACCESS TO GOODS AND SERVICES In April, the Green Taxi company issued a public apology after their drivers refused to drive trans people, took...
posteri i Tirana pride 2022
Two years after the pandemic, TIRANA PRIDE returns to celebrate the diversity, love, solidarity, and the relation between members of the community and families. With the slogan: "We are family!", for the first time all LGBTIQ+ organisations and our allies, have all come together to organise the Pride Week, which will culminate with the Tirana...
By Jack Murley, Presenter, the BBC's LGBT Sport Podcast On 7 September 2021 Formula 1   Even by Formula 1's dramatic standards, the recent Hungarian Grand Prix was a thriller - yet an image captured before it began may prove its biggest legacy. The race seemed to have everything, from a shock first win for Esteban Ocon to the surreal sight of...
  During the discussions of the National Action Plan of the Strategy for the Protection of LGBTI Persons of the Albanian Government, the PINK Embassy presented a series of requests for its serious improvement   Tirana, 17 July 2021 - PINK Embassy, the main organization for LGBTI rights in Albania, since the beginning of this year has joined the...
 The article published on the website of the PINK Embassy, was taken from the prestigious TIME. The author of this article KYL MYERS, graduated in Ph.D. in sociology. This essay is taken from the book "Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting".    “What are you having?” I’d be standing in line at the post office or a movie...
When she returns home, 22-year-old Luana Myrtollari immediately locks the door and draws the curtains, a reflexive gesture that comes from fear. Transgender people find little acceptance in conservative societies like Albania. "Every time you go out of your house, you face aggression," says Myrtollari.  "All you want to do is go home, fall asleep...
With the support of the Council of Europe, the podcast aims to prevent hate speech and crimes against LGBTI people in Albania.   Tirana, 18 May 2021 – It is the first time for PINK Embassy Albania to prepare and publicise a podcast on LGBTI people in Albania and their protection from hate crimes. The podcast was presented in the framework of the...
Being trans in Albania. Te jesh trans ne Shqiperi
Being transgender is like being a prisoner of conscience!   By: Altin Hazizaj   Being Transgender in Albania has never been easy! Once upon a time their murder was accepted as “normal”, nowadays their prostitution for survival is considered a norm. Often, I have asked myself, how it is to be transgender and live under their skin? See the world...
PINK Embassy Albania with the support of the Council of Europe, opens the first photo exhibition of transgender people   Tirana, 21 May 2021 - Transgender people in Albania broke down barriers and for the first time dared to bring their reality through a photo exhibition, the first of its kind. Unaccepted by society, often forgotten, violated or...
   On the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, the PINK Embassy published a 10-year Report on Human Rights Violations of LGBTI persons in Albania. The report states that despite improvements in many areas, the situation of LGBTI persons, especially transgender people, is extremely serious and in violation of all...
PINK: Silence and non-reaction of Albanian lawmakers violates the rights of LGBTI people!   Tirana, March 31, 2021 - International Day of Transgender Visibility, brings to attention once again the necessary need for legal changes to be made to improve the situation of LGBTI persons. Albania has long signed and ratified a series of International...
By Julie Yoonnyung Lee BBC Korean     Jang Yeong-jin's remarkable story as North Korea's only openly gay defector was covered by the international media after he published his autobiography. Now, almost a quarter of a century after fleeing the country, he tells the BBC that he plans to marry his American boyfriend.   Jang Yeong-jin had never...
Tirana, 10th of November 2020 – PINK Embassy in Albania and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation organized the Forum "A new Action Plan for LGBTI persons in Albania: Lessons learned and recommendations!". This Plan is drafted by Pink Embassy in Albania, in consultation with young people, civil society organizations and experts in the field of human...
Albania continues to discriminate against LGBTI people from equality in cohabitation and marriage   Tirana, September 21, 2020 - The PINK Embassy in Albania officially requested that LGBTI persons enjoy the right to adopt children and to have equality in marriage. Based on the proposals that the Ministry of Justice has recently submitted for...

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