Opening of the mural "Escape From Isolation"

“Escape from Isolation” is a project organized by activist Doruntina Maliqi. The project is realized through a large mural (wall painting) at the House of Culture “Isa Kastrati” in the city of Kamenica. The painted bird symbolizes freedom for marginalized groups of people, including women and LGBT persons. This mural was organized in the framework of Youth Artivists for Change project's mini-grants, supported by […]

Audio-visual performance "I Am Breaking My Heart"

“I Am Breaking My Heart” is a project made from young artist and activist Leart Rama. He had been working on this project for two years, analyzing people’s faces and emotions. He perfectly combined videos, visual effects, and audio effects to complete his performance “I Am Breaking My Heart” […]

Opening of “Mos” Exhibition

“Mos” is an exhibition made of young contemporary artists Norë Potera & Ardhmëria Bregovina, and it includes several arts disciplines, starting from storytelling, video documentary, paintings, and installation. The exhibition focuses on the topic of women and girls roles throughout the Kosovar history.

Opening of “Base” Exhibition

“Base” is a project from young activist Drilon Gashi. It started as a two days workshop with youth participants from the city of Lipjan, where they could learn and discuss together about gender stereotypes. After exchanging ideas and getting basic information on using Adobe Illustrator and […]

Opening of “Behind Closet Doors” Exhibition

“All for Love” is a project organized by young activist Erëblina Vata, with the main topic on LGBTQ+ persons position in Kosovo’s society. The highlight of the project was the exhibition that was opened in the Gallery of Arts in Ferizaj. The exhibition was made of several professional photography and was divided into two parts […]

Short Movie Screening “Kosova Trans”

Kosova-Trans is a short documentary film about a local 18 years old transgender woman, which was screened at TermoKiss. The documentary mainly focuses on the struggles of a young transgender woman facing the harassment and stigma in a country lacking basic transgender rights. Kosova-Trans itself is Dona’s journey on accepting herself, her challenges being inside the closet, and many more.

Trivia Quiz

Different activists from the region who came to support Pride Week in Prishtina were part of the Trivia quiz. The purpose of this quiz was to network between local and regional activists.      

Publication of Manual for Journalists Covering the LGBTI Community

This manual aims to serve as a practical, informative and educational guide for journalists and editors across the media spectrum, who are interested in conducting accurate and ethically-driven reporting, and in offering qualitative and substantial coverage and understanding of the LGBTIQ community.

Publication of Manual for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals

The purpose of this manual is to inform mental health professionals about significant clinical issues that arise when working with TGNC individuals. This manual is not a rigid set of guidelines or standards for care and does not in any way replace treatment protocols. It intends to only complement treatment guidelines for TGNC individuals. The manual is focused solely in TGNC population. It includes a set of definitions for readers who may be less familiar with the language used when discussing TGNC issues, most common issues and challenges faced in therapy.

Screening of the movie: “Moonlight”

Moonlight is a 2016 American coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Barry Jenkins, based on Tarell Alvin McCraney’s unpublished semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The film presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up.

Opening of “TransBalkan Exhibition” - Author: Aleksandar Crnogorac

TransBalkan is a documentary photographic project focusing on the trans community in the Balkan region, south-eastern Europe. The author has traveled to most of the ex Yugoslav republics, and along the way has met over 30 people whom he not only photographed but also interviewed. Amongst the people photographed are people of different nationalities, religion, age, social standing statues, educational background and of course individuals at different phases of their own personal transition.

Conference “Legislation: Used and Lost Opportunities”

This conference reflected the work of institutions dealing with LGBTI issues over the past year. This conference focused on three main issues: Civil Code, Legal Gender Recognition and Criminal Code of the Republic of Kosovo. To cover the aforementioned topics, panelists from relevant local institutions had the opportunity to discuss and explain the advocacy of LGBTI rights in Kosovo, followed by an open discussion with all participants in the conference.