Bosnia: first Gay Pride on September 8 in Sarajevo

Organizers announce event to promote rights

02 April, 12:19

    SARAJEVO - The first Gay Pride in Bosnia-Herzegovina is scheduled to take place on September 8 in Sarajevo, organizers have said. They stressed on Monday that the objective is to promote the rights of the homosexual population and change social perception.
    Local media said the first Gay Pride in Bosnia was organized by activists in Sarajevo as well as other cities including Tuzla, Banja Luka, Prijedor, Bijeljina.
    ''We are not only fighting for our freedom but also for that of all people who are discriminated. The representatives of the LGBT population are discriminated every day in their family, at work, in institutions and in public'', said Lejla Huremovic of the NGO 'Sarajevo Open Center'.

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