Intolerance, physical and psychological abuse and discrimination are common in the workplace, despite the presence of protective statutes.
(1) A gay traveler in Albania posted this comment on the Lonely Planet Gay Thorn Tree forum: “Albania is overwhelmingly Islam so being gay is not exactly an open and accepted thing.
Albania is a homogeneous country ethnically with only small minorities.
The largest majority of the population is Albanian and religiously Muslim (70%), while Orthodox Christians are second with 20% and Roman Catholics consisting of only 10%.
Albania’s major agriculture products are wheat, corn, tobacco, figs and olives.
Tourism is increasingly becoming a significant contributor to Albania’s GDP with more visitors arriving every year.
“From what we know, the data that we have, there is a community of nearly 3,500 in Tirana alone,” says Genci Terpo, a lawyer with the Albanian Human Rights Group, AHRG.I am a social person, very cheerful who loves life, good company, am very ..i am fun, hardworking single mum of 1 beautiful boy who's 2.5, i am friendly down to earth lady who's looking for that someone special...In 2012, another attempt has been made to hold a gay Pride march and festival in the capital city. Opposition is strong from conservatives and religious leaders, as expected.But the Prime MInister has condemned these homophobic attitudes and statements saying, “They were “unacceptable” and “an excess.” (3) On the website Gays Without Borders this report was posted in 2007 but is still valid in 2012: ‘Homosexuals Face Little Choice But to Leave Albania or Put Up With Deep-rooted Homophobia’.