The LGBT community in Bosnia and Herzegovina suffers from a repressive atmosphere in society and misconceptions about homosexuality, which are a breeding ground for hate, homophobia and discrimination.
Bisexual and gay men aren’t visible in society and a there’s a lack of positive information about them. To improve this, Sarajevski Otvoreni Centar (Sarajevo Open Centre) developed an e-book featuring 15 interviews with gay and bisexual men in different towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The book tells the reader about their lives, past and present, and also shares their coming out stories. The whole text, written in Bosnian, can be found, read and downloaded here.
Sarajevski Otvoreni Centar (Sarajevo Open Centre) is the only LGBT organization active throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. The centre promotes full respect of human rights and aims at decreasing the level of discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation and gender identity.
The cover to the e-book.