Bosnian capital holds first Pride parade amid counter protests and a backdrop of violent opposition

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09/08/2019

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 country. Led by a vast pink banner with the words “Ima Izac” – which translates as ‘Coming Out’ – attendees marched under rainbow flags to the sounds of whistles and drums as they used the event to highlight the ongoing violence and discrimination faced by LGBT+ people in the country. Members of the community have complained that they face widespread harassment and attacks which are rarely prosecuted. Organiser Llejla Huremagic told the gathering: “If there was no violence I wouldn’t be here today.” “This gives us strength and faith that prejudice against us will start to wane and that it will become better for all of us.”

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