Albanian Activists Tackle Homophobia

On 4 February 2010, the Parliament of Albania unanimously adopted an all-inclusive anti-discrimination law which bans discrimination on numerous grounds, including sexual orientation and gender identity. Following this law, on March 12, after a publicly televised coming out of a gay person, the country is reeling from hate speech, discrimination, and violent attacks against homosexual persons.

This incident is evidence of how small groups of protestors supported by homophobic media can stir the country into dangerous discriminatory rhetoric and intolerance of differences. To prevent this from happening, The Alliance against Discrimination of LGBT in Albania, in coalition with many human rights groups in the country, initiated the attached petition, which we encourage everyone to sign and thus demonstrate the solidarity in the fight against homophobia.

Public Petition Against Violence and For Human Rights in Albania and sign on to it by sending an email stating your full name and organizational affiliation, and country, expressing support of the petition to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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