The work of an activist is often exhausting and sometimes isolating. Leave a message of support for Arber Kodra to let him know his work for LGBTI Albanians is appreciated around the world.
Arber’s first taste of activism had come a few years before. When his boyfriend invited him to an LGBTI activist event in 2008, Arber shied away. But a week later the invitation was still on his mind, and he told his boyfriend he wanted to go. “We were hanging posters on the walls for World AIDS Day, December 1st. It was 2 am—we were freezing, but we were afraid that someone would see us and beat us.”
After putting up all their posters, the young activists shared a collective high from their fear, enthusiasm, and adrenaline. The group went to a bar to get drinks, warm up, and get to know each other, in particular what each person was doing in their lives and why they had decided to show up. They discovered a shared vision.
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Hi Arber - Your story is very touching and empowering. Keep up the great work, and give you mother a hug for me! -Robert