Skopje Pride Parade 2019

We are LGBTI-identifying people, activists, supporters, advocates, and families who are striving for the respect and protection of our rights, which are equal to those of everyone else. We are fighting for equality, freedom, non-discrimination, safety and security, and the free expression of our identities.

As it stands currently, negative attitudes and perceptions towards the LGBTI community by the majority of the citizens of North Macedonia continue to be a critical issue. A great deal of these negative attitudes and perceptions are based upon the stereotypes and prejudices the general population has toward the lesbian, gay men, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people in the country. These stereotypes and prejudices are a result of the dominantly homophobic, transphobic and heterosexist rhetoric, content and practices in society, in particular in education, media, healthcare, and in the political space.

However, for the first time in a long time, North Macedonia is enjoying a more favorable political climate, which has and continues to allow the LGBTI community an opportunity to be more active in the promotion and advocacy of their equal rights. As such, we are organizing the Skopje Pride Parade, which will take place on June 29, 2019.

The first of its kind in North Macedonia, the Skopje Pride Parade would place Skopje on the world map of pride events and would positively contribute to the city’s image of freedom, openness, and solidarity. This would not only increase visibility of the needs and the issues of LGBTI people in North Macedonia, but it would also cast LGBTI people as equal members of society, promoting increased awareness, understanding, and acceptance of LGBTI people. Most importantly, the first Skopje Pride Parade is a community event at which all communities living in Skopje, not just the LGBTI community, can protest against violence, discrimination, and hate speech in a way that celebrates our identities.

The funds accrued from this campaign will be used for the promotion of the first Skopje Pride Parade. They will also aid in ensuring that all members of the LGBTI community, as well as our allies, will be able to participate.

Every donation, no matter how small or how large, will help us achieve our goal of making the first ever Skopje Pride Parade a success. The success of the Skopje Pride Parade will therefore set a precedent to continue this community-based and community-led event in the future, thereby aiding in the mainstreaming of  the LGBTI community in North Macedonia.


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DETAILS ABOUT SKOPJE PRIDE PARADE 2019
Mission:

We are LGBTI-identifying people, activists, supporters, advocates, and families who are striving for the respect and protection of our rights, which are equal to those of everyone else. We are fighting for equality, freedom, non-discrimination, safety and security, and the free expression of our identities.

Vision:
Our vision is a society without discrimination, without violence, and without hatred towards LGBTI people, where the acceptance and promotion of sexual and gender diversity exists, especially with regards to the integration of LGBTI people in all social spheres.

Goals:
-    To show the public that the Skopje Pride Parade is a protest for the protection, affirmation, and realization of the basic human rights of LGBTI people and their access to justice
-    To provide a safe and secure environment for all members of the LGBTI community
-    To show that the Skopje Pride Parade is a consecutive and inevitable response to the threat and disrespect of our human rights
-    To show the public a wide variety of ways of expressing individuality
-    To contribute to the creation and maintenance of a more democratic and humane society

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ДЕТАЛИ ЗА ПАРАДА НА ГОРДОСТА СКОПЈЕ 2019
Мисија:

Ние сме ЛГБТИ луѓе, активисти и активистки, поддржувачи и поддржувачки, поборници и поборнички, семејства кои се залагаат за почитување и заштита на нашите права кои се еднакви како и за сите останати. Се бориме за еднаквост, рамноправност, слобода, недискриминација, безбедност и слободно изразување на нашите идентитети.

Визија:
Нашата визија е општество без дискриминација, без насилство и без омраза врз ЛГБТИ луѓето, каде што постои прифаќање и промоција на сексуалната и родовата различност, како и интеграција на ЛГБТИ луѓето во сите општествени сфери.

Цели:
-    Да ѝ покажеме на јавноста дека Парада на гордоста Скопје е протест за заштита, афирмација и остварување на основните човекови права на ЛГБТИ луѓето и нивниот пристап до правда
-    Да обезбедиме безбедна и сигурна средина за сите членови на ЛГБТИ заедницата
-    Да покажеме дека Парада на гордоста Скопје е последователен и неизбежен одговор на загрозувањето и непочитувањето на нашите човекови права
-    На јавноста да ѝ се покаже на широкиот спектар на начини на изразување на индивидуалноста
-    Да придонесеме кон креирање и одржување на подемократско и похумано општество

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DETAJE PËR PARADËN E KRENARISË SHKUP 2019
Misioni:
Ne jemi persona LGBTI, aktivistë dhe aktiviste, përkrahës dhe përkrahëse, luftëtar dhe luftëtare, familje që angazhohen për respektimin dhe mbrojtjen e të drejtave tona të cilat janë të barabarta me ata të tjerëve. Luftojmë për barazi, njëtrajtshmëri, liri, mosdiskriminim, siguri dhe liri të shprehjes të identiteteve tona.

Vizioni:
Vizioni ynë është shoqëri pa diskriminim, pa dhunë dhe pa urrejtje ndaj personave LGBTI, shoqëri ku ekziston pranimi dhe promovimi i ndryshmërive seksuale dhe gjinore, si dhe integrimi i personave LGBTI në të gjitha fushat e shoqërisë.

Qëllimet:
-    T’i tregojmë publikut se Parada e Krenarisë Shkup është protestë për mbrojtjen, afirmimin dhe plotësimin e të drejtave themelore të personave LGBTI dhe qasjen e tyre në drejtësi.
-    Të sigurojmë një mjedis të sigurt për të gjithë anëtarët e komunitetit LGBTI
-    Të tregojmë se Parada e Krenarisë Shkup është një përgjigje reaguse dhe e pashmangshme ndaj rrezikimit dhe mosrespektimit të drejtave tona njerëzore.
-    Publikut t’i tregojmë për spektrin e gjërë të mënyrave për shprehjen e individualitetit.
-    Të kontribojmë në krijimin dhe mirëmbajtjen e një shoqërie më demokratike dhe më humane.

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Aleksandar Kajmakoski 
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