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News / Pride Month widely supported by YEAs across the region
The Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) have widely participated in events and activities that have marked Pride Month across the region. Pride Month marks the period dedicated to uplift voices, celebrate, and support the struggle for civil rights and equality for the members of the community of LGBTQ – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. Throughout the month of June, YEAs have been marching, participating in screenings and readings, and debating media coverage.
In Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, YEAs participated in the pride walk in the city centre, an activity that followed a debate on the impact of the media reporting family dynamics, as well as a family picnic including discussions to raise awareness amongst the public.
In Podgorica, Montenegro, a series of events were organised by civil society organisations in which some of the YEAs participated. They started with a workshop on media coverage of LGBTQ topics, a meeting to discuss mental health, as well as the legal matters around gender identity law. A three-days seminar for activists will close the events in Montenegro.
YEAs were part of events in Serbia as well where activists opened the month in Novi Sad with panel discussion on identity, intersex people and LGBTQ rights. Meanwhile in Belgrade there was a movie projection and publication of a report.
The Young European Ambassadors participated in pride marches both in Skopje, North Macedonia, as well as in Pristina, Kosovo. YEAs got to experience a poetic afternoon in Pristina where queer Albanian poems were performed, and participants were invited to share their own poetry creations.
Promoting activism withing their local communities defines the YEA platform, as the idea that activism in youth is the most powerful force of social change.
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