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Life on the Margins : Survey Results of the Experiences of LGBTI People in Southeastern Europe (English)

This survey was conducted to better understand the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in seven countries in Southeastern Europe: five in the Western Balkans - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, and Montenegro; as well as two European Union (EU) member states, Croatia and Slovenia. The research adopted and adapted a 2012 survey of LGBT people carried out by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in 27 EU countries plus Croatia (which joined the EU in 2013) (the “FRA survey”). The FRA survey set a benchmark for understanding the lives of LGBT people. In addition to the FRA survey, this current survey also gathered specific information on the lives of intersex people.


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    Life on the Margins : Survey Results of the Experiences of LGBTI People in Southeastern Europe

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Life on the Margins : Survey Results of the Experiences of LGBTI People in Southeastern Europe (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.