Sarajevo hosts gay pride parade

LGBT Pride Parade in Sarajevo

Lots of people in Sarajevo on Sunday defied threats of violence to march, sing and wave rainbow flags in the first gay pride event in the predominately Muslim city, with about 1,000 police officers deployed along the parade route. 

The capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina has held its first ever gay pride event amid heavy security. The event was dubbed “Ima Izac!,” which roughly translates as “Coming out.”

Bosnia is the last of the countries of former Yugoslavia to hold a pride event. Many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, along with their families and friends, hope the event will help put an end to discrimination against LGBT people in the city.

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