Bosnia-Herzegovina decriminalized homosexuality in 1991. LGBTQ rights are protected by a comprehensive anti discriminatory law which was passed in 2016. There are no dedicated academic institutions or university level departments that are directly dealing with LGBT. Up until 2012, before it discontinued it, the Sarajevo State University offered a two year Masters program in gender studies, through which LGBT topics were also covered. Sarajevo has a thriving Civil Society which works on LGBT and it hosts the annual International Queer Film Festival Merlinka since 2013. Sarajevo will host its first Pride Parade in 2019.
Bosnia and Herzegovina hate crime data by OSCE ODIHR [in English].
Bosnia and Herzegovina Report 2018. European Commission [in English].
Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Bosnia and Herzegovina covering the period of January to December 2018. ILGA Europe [in English].
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017/2018. Amnesty International [in English].
Life on the Margins: Survey Results of the Experiences of LGBTI People in Southeastern Europe. World Bank Group, September 2018 [in English].
Influence of the Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights on the Legal Order of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Terms of Exercising Same Sex Unions [in English].
Sarajevo Open Centre (SoC) publications repository - includes Questioning series dedicated to topics of gender, sex, sexuality, patriarchy and heteronormativity, Human Rights series, Gender series, BH politics series, Human Rights Papers, News monitoring of LGBTQ and gender issues in the national media, other publications by SoC [in English, Bosnian].
Association Q publications [in Bosnian].
lgbt.ba - a BH virtual platform set up by SoC covering current multimedia content about the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersexual people, as well as LGBTI culture, public policies and rights [in Bosnian].
Potrebno je donijeti poseban zakon kojim će se urediti partnerska zajednica osoba istog spola. Interview with Jasminka Džumhur : On adopting a new law that will regulate homosexual relationships [in Bosnian].
Problemima LGBT zajednice moramo se temeljito posvetiti. Interview with Adnan Lugonić, playwright. We must dedicate ourselves seriously to the problems of the LGBT community [in Bosnian].
Sarajevo Open Centre (SoC) works towards promoting LGBTQI rights. It is an independent, feminist and civil society organisation. It also works on gender related issues. It is one of the biggest and most active non-Governmental Institutions to promote LGBTQI and Gender rights in the country. SoC hosts its own library and borrowing of books is for free. They run their own media portal [in Bosnian and English].
Association Q is the first registered organisation in Bosnia-Herzegovina to work on LGBTIQ issues. It works towards challenging societal prejudices against LGBTQ persons through organising events, and policy related research [in Bosnian].