SARAJEVAN PRIDE RIDE – HOW QUEER ACTIVISTS FROM BOSNIA MARKED THE 2ND SARAJEVO PRIDE MARCH UNDER COVID-19
Bosnia’s record on LGBTQI+ rights is poor; same-sex partnerships are not legally recognised in either of its two entities (Federation BIH and Republic of Srpska), while participants in LGBTQ events constantly face abuse and violence.
This year, like everywhere around the globe, public gatherings in Bosnia have been banned due to COVID-19. As the ban included the second Sarajevo Pride, it was moved online.
Nevertheless, there was some real-life action when members of the Bosnian LGBTQI+ community symbolically marked the day by driving through the city in cars, promoting the message We exist, we live in this country, we demand laws, protection and security.