Bosnia and Herzegovina

LGBTI Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina


ADDED ON: 10/14/2022

Bosnia Unveils LGBT Rights Strategy

Bosnia and Herzegovina unveiled its first ever strategy to improve the rights and freedoms of LGBT people on Wednesday, a step towards bringing human rights protections in the country into line with…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2022

Three landmark legal verdicts strengthen LGBTI rights in Southeast Europe

Courts in three Southeast European countries — Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Croatia — have issued landmark rulings in cases concerning the rights of LGBTI people in recent weeks. The role of…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2022

Bosnia’s LGBT Community Hails ‘Historic’ Ruling Against Discrimination, Hate.

For all of Dina Bajraktarevic's adult life, Bosnia-Herzegovina has had a law in place banning discrimination, including based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But the 25-year-old native of Tuzla, in northeastern…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2021

Sarajevo’s Pride Parade Calls For More Rights for LGBT Community

Sarajevo’s second-ever Pride parade as well as a counter-protest organised by a hardliner Muslim political campaign group ended peacefully on Saturday. “Aware of discrimination, violence and hate speech, we resist and we…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2021

Bosnian Religious Group to Protest Against Sarajevo LGBT Pride

Vjera Narod Drzava (Faith People State), a recently-founded Muslim political campaign group, has announced that it will stage an “anti-LGBTIQ” protest during the Sarajevo Pride parade on Saturday. The group called on…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

TikTok is suppressing LGBT content in Eastern Europe and the Middle East

Try searching for hashtags related to LGBT issues in countries like Russia, Bosnia, and Jordan on TikTok and you might find no results, even if you were able to see it on…

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ADDED ON: 08/11/2020

Bosnian Grand Mufti’s Office Distances Itself From Anti-Gay Remarks By Sarajevo Imam

The office of the grand mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina has distanced itself from controversial remarks made by the imam of a mosque in Sarajevo that sparked outrage on social media and elsewhere. Muhamed…

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ADDED ON: 08/08/2020

ISLAMIC COMMUNITY PRAISE THE PRIDE MARCH CANCELLATION

The first-ever pride march in Bosnia and Herzegovina took place last September amidst heavy security. The second one was scheduled for August 23 2020, but was cancelled by organizers, being aware of…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2020

Bosnia Takes First Step to Regulate Same-Sex Partnerships

The government of one of Bosnia’s two entities – the Federation – has appointed a working group to draft legislation that would regulate the rights of same-sex couples, taking the first tentative…

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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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