Engaging the community

Sarajevo Open Centre in addition to its advocacy efforts and activities in the field of LGBTI rights, continues to work directly with the LGBTI community in order for people to socialize and empower themselves, as well as learn about their legal rights.

We have been working even more intensively through various series of social gatherings in order to empower, share information and provide legal and other counselling.

  • Work with the LGBTI community – we continue to gather LGBTI community in a safe place through new series of workshops and social gatherings: „Upgrade and award yourself“, „Conquest of freedom“ i „QultURA“. Through these social gatherings we host activists and speakers from the region and Europe.
  • Web portal – LGBTI.ba is a BiH virtual space, intended for the broader public, as well as for the LGBTI community, which offers current multimedia content on the life of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people but also information on LGBTI culture, public policy and law.
  • Legal Aid and Counselling – LGBTI people are provided with place and people they can turn to in cases of discrimination and / or violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics. Through this service we provide support in the process of implementation of their rights through free legal advice.
  • Psychological counselling – Sarajevo Open Centre in collaboration with specialist partner organization, liaise between LGBTI people that come to us and sensitized psychologists, by  establishing contacts between LGBTI people who come for a talk, and who would like to deepen the discussion or seek psychological counselling.  For more information on this service, do not hesitate to write to savjetovanje@soc.ba.

LGBTI community events: Summer is not over!

Do you remember parties held in the garden of the TV soap opera called L word stars, Beth and Tina? If you have never watched this soap opera, but you happened to be in the garden...

LGBTI community associations: Photography course

On 21st and 22nd of April we had the opportunity to learn about forms, colors, structures, light and darkness, the concept of art and engaging photography. As a part of...

LGBTI community association: Promotion of the publication Dzuvljarke – lesbian existence of Roma women

How to be a minority within a minority? What does multiple discrimination mean and how does it manifest itself? The consequences of discrimination are felt if you are a woman, the...

Invitation To A Protest March: Violence Is Not Normal, May 13th, Sarajevo

In the last couple of years more and more lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons have suffered domestic violence, or have been victims of peer violence. Parents,...

LGBTI community events: Drumming workshop

On the 17.3., in the period from 6 to 9 pm, if you were by any chance passing past the office space of Sarajevo Open Center, you heard drumming and didn’t know where it...

LGBTI community events: Movie “Viva”

As a part of the cycle QultURA organized by the Sarajevo open centre at the end of february we had screening of the entertaining and educational movie ”Viva”. Venue...