In the heart of the Balkans, tensions remain between Serbs and Kosovars, 20 years after the end of the war. But a group of individuals seems to ignore the nationalist divides: the LGBT + community.
This decision is expected to be taken as a practice and positive example from the Civil Status Offices and the Agency for Civil Registry of Kosovo on how to deal with future requests of citizens who wish to officially change their name and gender markers.
The Rainbow Europe 2019 reveals not only a standstill in a significant number of European countries but a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.
“My task is to inspire people to be more open.”
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
A human rights court ruling, backing a Macedonian transgender man’s battle to change his gender on his birth certificate, is being watched closely in nearby Kosovo.
Today, the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) project team is launching our publication, “Global trans perspectives on health and wellbeing: TvT community report.”
There’s an “urgent need” for better protection and treatment of LGBTQ asylum-seekers in Europe, according to the Council of Europe.
At the World Bank, we know that social inclusion is not only the right thing but also the economically smart thing to do.
New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.
Activists and allies of Kosovo’s LGBTQ community celebrate the country’s first public pride march ‘in the name of love.’
Gay rights advocates in Kosovo say it is time to test whether the ambiguously worded constitution permits same-sex marriage or not.