Lonely Planet Writer

The Balkans’ first LGBT youth shelter opens in Albania

Tirana, Albania.
Tirana, Albania. Image by Quinn Dombrowski / CC BY-SA 2.0

The first shelter for LGBT people – the first of its kind in the Balkans – has opened in Albania’s capital Tirana. The project, called Streha, is supported by USAID and the British Embassy in Albania. The refuge can host up to eight LGBT youth for six months. Read more: kosovotwopointzero.com