Sarajevo - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a good city for LGBT expatriates? Why or why not?

That is a bit of a prickly one. Bosnia has a long way to go in terms of gay rights. The LGBT community here is not open at all. - Dec 2017

Eh.... I think its a middle of the road place when it comes to this. We have a significant number of gay and lesbian friends and they seem to do well here, but I can only imagine that Sarajevo may not be the most open and understanding place. - May 2016

I don't know. The U.S. Embassy is very supportive but I don't really know about the city. - Aug 2014

People seem to do well within the expat community. There is some Bosnian cultural prejudice compared to the rest of Europe, but nothing hostile. - Nov 2012

Bosnian culture is not very accepting, but as long as there are no outward public displays, there would be no problems at all, I believe. - Aug 2011

I think it's okay but they are not really accepted by the locals. - May 2011

Many people do not accept open display of homosexuality. Last years "queer-festival" ended up in a disaster, even though it was nothing more then a photo-exhibition in an art-gallery and some lectures . The organisation had to stop the activities because of violence. - Dec 2008

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