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LGBT activists marching in Bosnia’s first-ever Pride parade in downtown Sarajevo. LGBT activists marching in the country’s first-ever Pride parade in downtown Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sept. 8, 2019 (AP photo by Darko Bandic).

Can Bosnia’s LGBT Activists Build on the Momentum of Their First Pride Parade?

Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted its first Pride parade last month, as LGBT activists and supporters marched in the capital, Sarajevo, amid heavy security. Bosnia is the last country in the Balkans to hold a Pride parade. The march’s success testifies to the strength and capacity of Bosnia’s LGBT activists, says Zorica Mršević, principal research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia. In an email interview with WPR, she discusses the recent progress in expanding LGBT rights across the Balkans, and the obstacles going forward.

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