“Activists and supporters of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Kosovo have gathered in the center of Pristina to participate in what organizers described as their second-ever pride parade.

Kosovar Minister of European Integration Dhurata Hoxha and Pristina Mayor Shpend Ahmeti joined several hundred other people at the October 10 event, dubbed In the Name of Freedom.

The head of the European Union office in Kosovo, Natalia Apostolova, was also among the participants, many of whom were waiving rainbow flags.” (RFE/RL)