Bosnia and Herzegovina

LGBTI Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina


ADDED ON: 09/09/2019

Bosnian capital holds first Pride parade amid counter protests and a backdrop of violent opposition

Sarajevo has become the latest and last of the Balkan capitals to hold its first Pride parade as LGBT+ activists in Bosnia and Herzegovina marched amid a backdrop of protests and aggression from conservative voices in the…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Hundreds march against Bosnia’s first LGBT pride parade

Several hundred people marched in Bosnia’s capital Saturday to show their disapproval of a weekend LGBT pride parade that will be the country’s first. A pride parade is scheduled for Sunday in…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2019

Bosnian party asks activists to cancel Gay Pride march

A Bosnian political party on Friday urged LGBT activists to scrap plans for Sarajevo’s first ever pride parade next month, warning it could “escalate” political tensions and trigger “negative consequences”. The centre-right…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2019

How Sarajevo’s upcoming Pride march could turn the tables on ethnonationalism

In June, many countries across the Western Balkans celebrated Pride Month with marches or parades — with one notable exception. Bosnia remains the only country in the region where a Pride march…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2019

Bosnia Capital to Host First Pride Parade

Bosnian human rights activists announced on Monday that Bosnia’s first-ever Pride Parade will take place in September in the capital, Sarajevo, and will gather members of the LGBTI community from all over…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

Holocaust Memorial Day: How the pink triangle became a symbol of gay rights

As the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday (January 27), PinkNews remembers all those in the LGBT+ community that were persecuted by the Nazis—and how the pink triangle, used to identify…

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ADDED ON: 01/21/2019

To what Extent are Human Rights respected in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

There was little visible progress on human rights during 2018. Authorities failed yet again to end structural and political discrimination against Jews, Roma, and other minorities. There was limited progress towards accountability…

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