A report published last December by the Youth Initiative for Human Rights goes some way to explaining why Kosovo’s LGBTI youth may not feel so comfortable at school.
“We were talking in a café about Valentine’s Day and how all the celebrations are all about straight people, while the LGBTQI community cannot even holds hands,” she said.
Yet, nearly two decades after the formal cessation of hostilities, victims of oppression remain in Kosovo.
Among them is the country’s LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) community.
Meanwhile, a biology textbook said that homosexuality “deviates from normal behaviour and is noted as a deviant behavioural form.” When Equal Times dropped by the CEL apartment the mood was especially buoyant.
CEL was preparing for Kosovo’s first ever gay pride event. “It’s kind of scary, but at the same time I would love to be part of it,” he said.