Tag Archive | Albania

Ukraine and Albania urged to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination

Ukraine and Albania urged to protect LGBT+ people from discrimination

Ukraine should reform its laws to combat homophobic hate crimes and Albania should give more rights to same-sex couples and trans people, a top European rights body said on Wednesday, amid a backlash against LGBT+ rights in Eastern Europe. The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), part of the Council of Europe, renewed a […]

Albania: Psychologists barred from conducting gay ‘conversion therapy’

Albania: Psychologists barred from conducting gay ‘conversion therapy’

Albania’s leading psychologists’ organisation has barred members from carrying out so-called ‘conversion therapy’, as countries around the world consider laws to ban the controversial practice. The Order of Psychologists said members would face disciplinary proceedings if they carried out the treatment, which is based on the belief that being gay or transgender is a mental […]

Monday Music: Elhaida Dani – I’m Alive

Elhaida Dani is an Albanian singer, who’ll be representing her country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with the song, I’m Alive. In December 2014, Dani won Festivali i Këngës with the song “Diell” (Sun), and will represent Albania at this year’s Eurovision in Vienna. However, last February Dani announced that the song’s songwriters withdrew […]