Kosovo Pride went ahead two weeks ago, even though there were numerous attempts to ban it. The first Pride Parade was held in the war-affected Balkan country just last year, and however hard the local LGBT activists, encouraged by the worldwide-known celebrities, in part Kosovo-born pop stars Rita Ora and Dua Lipa, are trying to make LGBT Prides annual, it is still hard for the majority of Kosovars to understand the LGBT-related issues. Reuters reports there was a heavy police and security presence guarding the march, which had stirred anger in socially-conservative Muslim-dominated country. Fringe political party The Word (Fjala) had attempted to ban the march, but it still took place and went on safely. Radio Free Europe reports that the parade was joined by Kosovar Minister of European Integration Dhurata Hoxha, Pristina Mayor Shpend Ahmeti, and the head of the European Union office in Kosovo, Natalia Apostolova. Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj posted his support on Facebook, saying that all Kosovars deserve being respected, regardless of sexuality.