LGBT Travellers

Although Bosnia decriminalised homosexuality in 1998, attitudes remain very conservative and attacks have occurred at queer festivals in the past. LGBTI advocacy organisation Sarajevo Open Centre (www.soc.ba) is active in fighting sexuality-based discrimination. The highlight of Sarajevo's queer year is the Merlinka Film Festival (www.merlinka.com), held in January or February. The Loft is Sarajevo's only gay venue.