Persons identifying as belonging to the LGBTI community continue to be discriminated against and denied rights. Because of this situation, it is estimated that about 94% of them conceal their sexual orientation.

President of the Pink Embassy in Albania, Altin Hazizaj, says the most worrying situation occurs in schools because of bullying.

This is the 10th consecutive year that Tirana hosts the “Diversity Festival”, which aims at developing a more supportive and diverse culture by raising awareness and combating homophobia and transphobia.