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 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 [email protected]

Training for the LGBTI Community on the Importance of Mental Health Care

As part of the project funded by the European Union “Regionalising LGBTI inclusive psychosocial support and access to mental health services in Bosnia and Herzegovina...

ALL-DAY QUEER SUMMER FUN – Traditional Gathering for the LGBTIQ Community

On Sunday, 26th July from 1 pm, in the yard of the Zelena Dolina restaurant, we are organizing a traditional gathering for the LGBTIQ community. For the third year in a row, we...

Online workshop: Let’s talk about sex

It’s time to talk about sex! Sex shouldn’t be a taboo. We should all view it as a way of having fun and learning about ourselves and others. We can have sex in...
"I love my trans son" poster

Mama Majda: the most important thing is what your child will tell you and what you will tell them; what anyone else has to say is completely irrelevant

It’s hard to stay indifferent to mama Majda’s sincerity. She speaks in very simple language of her child’s outing, of transness, self-discovery, family...

Completion of Five-day Training for LGBTIQ Persons

A training programme for the personal and activist empowerment of LGBTIQ persons, which lasted five days and took place on Jahorina, was completed yesterday. 14 participants...

Meeting Invitation for Families and LGBTIQ Persons

Sarajevo Open Centre has been working on strengthening LGBTIQ people in BiH for years, providing legal and psychosocial support, as well as organizing a large number of workshops,...