From Demedicalisation to Same-Sex Marriage: A Contemporary LGBT History of the Western Balkans

 From Demedicalisation to Same-Sex Marriage: A Contemporary LGBT History of the Western Balkans

On 17 May 1990, the World Health Organization removed homosexuality from its list of diseases and mental disorders. This historical fact inspired Saša Gavrić and Jasmina Čaušević to collect all reference works in one place and give an overview of the development of the contemporary LGBT history in the last thirty years in the Western Balkans. How has the contemporary gay and trans history developed in the Western Balkan countries? What influenced the demedicalisation and decriminalisation of homosexuality? How did LGBTI activism develop in the region in this period? How did legal protection develop, and which areas did it include? How have the processes of democratisation and Europeanisation affected the lives of LGBTI people? These are just some of the questions the answers to which the authors have been pursuing during their work on this book.

You can find the book in English here.