Bosnia activists hope EU bid will help end anti-gay violence

Ivan has not told his parents, or many friends, that he's gay.

"I want to tell them, of course," he said. "Every person on this planet needs to share nice things from his private life; to say 'I'm happy, I have a boyfriend'."

Now in his 20s, Ivan has known he was gay since he was a child but in Bosnia, where attacks on LGBTI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex] people are common despite mounting pressure for the government to tackle discrimination, he doesn't feel he can be open about his sexuality.

Gay campaigners are hoping . . .

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