Kosovo

LGBTI Rights in Kosovo


ADDED ON: 04/16/2022

Kosovo’s underground LGBTQ community leads ‘double life’

The Kosovo couple have hidden their relationship for eight years. Whenever they meet in public, common friends are invited in order not to raise suspicion. They also hesitate to even post on…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2022

Kosovo’s parliament rejects new law recognising same-sex civil unions

Kosovo's parliament has rejected a new law that would allow same-sex couples to form civil partnerships. Just 28 out of 120 MPs voted in favour of the bill proposed by the government of…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

LGBT rights in eastern Europe: explaining financial benefits makes a big difference to people’s views – new findings

Across eastern Europe, it’s still very difficult to pass laws and policies designed to advance LGBT inclusion. With LGBT+ History Month underway, some Ukrainians are worried that their country’s fragile progress in…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Kosovo Police investigate threat to LGBTI activist

Kosovo Police said on Tuesday that they are looking into allegations that the life of a well-known LGBT activist, Lend Mustafa, was threatened at the weekend. “We are currently working on an…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2021

Kosovo Police investigate threat to LGBTI activist

Kosovo Police said on Tuesday that they are looking into allegations that the life of a well-known LGBT activist, Lend Mustafa, was threatened at the weekend. “We are currently working on an…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2021

From Kyiv To Almaty, Marches For Rights On International Women’s Day

Women have marched across Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, and Central Asia demanding governments do more to respect their rights as the world marks International Women's Day. Thousands of activists in Kyiv…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2020

LGBT Pride Parade Rolls Through Kosovo’s Capital

Kosovo's LGBT Pride Parade took place in the capital, Pristina. To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, activists paraded in their brightly colored cars at the event on October 12. A crosswalk…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2020

Kosovo LGBTI groups criticise civil partnership plans

Groups supporting LGBTI rights have labeled a special law allowing for the registration of same-sex civil partnerships in Kosovo that is set to be put before the Assembly as “discriminatory.” A letter…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2018

Kosovo Stages Second Gay Pride Parade Under Heavy Security

Hundreds of people turned out on Wednesday for Kosovo’s second Gay Pride parade under heavy police escort after a party that espouses Islamic values urged the government to scrap the event. Participants…

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