Albania establishes Organising Committee for Tirana Pride 2013
Tirana, June 28th 2012 – PINK Embassy/LGBT Pro Albania hosted today the first consultative meeting with Albanian civil society organizations and public institutions in the country in order to start coordinated preparations for the organization of the first official parade for the protection of LGBT community rights in Albania.
After the positive experience of May 2012 with the organization of the Diversity Festival, together with independent human rights institutions, the LGBT community in Albania, civil society, Albanian government and international community, PINK Embassy/LGBT Pro Albania initiated today its work for the creation of the Organizing Committee for the Tirana Pride 2013 which will lead the organization of activities which will culminate with the parade march at the “Dёshmorёt e Kombit” boulevard.
The Tirana Pride 2013 will be an innovation in the social and political life of Tirana and of all Albania, because for the first time in the country’s history, the LGBT community, families and their supporters and civil society with the support of public institutions, LGBT organizations from the Balkans and Europe will march along the “Dёshmorёt e Kombit” boulevard by holding the LGBT flag in order to ask for respect, equality and dignity for the rights of the LGBT community in Albania.
The Tirana Pride 2013 will challenge the old mentalities, which prejudice, discriminate, violate, exclude and ask for the people of different sexual orientation and gender identities to be left aside because they disclose their sexual identities openly.
For more information, please contact:
PINK EMBASSY / LGBT PRO ALBANIAE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Web: www.pinkembassy.al www.pinkembassy.blogspot.com Tel: +355 42 65 741 Tirana / Albania