Bulgaria

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Added on: 06/01/2024
05/31/2024
The State Department is funding an array of LGBTQI+ pride events across the globe ahead of June, some of which include events focused on children, federal grant…

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Added on: 05/20/2024
05/20/2024
Italy was among nine EU countries that did not sign a declaration promoting European policies in favor of LGBT+ communities, sparking widespread protests within the country while…

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Added on: 05/16/2024
05/15/2024
VIENNA (Reuters) – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people in the European Union face less discrimination but more physical or sexual attacks than three…

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Added on: 02/22/2023
02/21/2023
Rights activists predicted more cases being brought against Bulgaria at the European Court of Human Rights after the Supreme Court of Cassation in Sofia ruled on Monday…

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Added on: 06/25/2022
Fed up with the discrimination he and his LGBT colleagues on the police force faced in Bulgaria, where “homophobia is a religion,” officer Petromir Genchev decided it…

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Added on: 06/17/2022
06/17/2022
Sofia Pride marks its 15th edition this week with various activities, including exhibitions, film screenings and, on Saturday June 18, an open-air concert featuring some of the…

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Added on: 05/29/2022
Courts in three Southeast European countries — Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Croatia — have issued landmark rulings in cases concerning the rights of LGBTI people in…

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Added on: 12/24/2021
From physical attacks to online abuse and legislative setbacks, the LBGT community in Central and Eastern Europe had little to cheer about in 2021. Populist governments in Poland,…

World Voices

Added on: 11/17/2021
Dorian Coleman
Alturi Contributor
“This person stormed in and led a group of ten people without hiding his face or pretending it wasn’t him. This affected many people in society. Despite…

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Added on: 11/06/2021
Bulgarian authorities have charged an ultranationalist presidential candidate in connection with an attack against an LGBTQ community center. Media reports indicate Boyan Rasate, who leads the Bulgarian…

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Added on: 09/15/2021
09/14/2021
A scheduled performance at the Balkan Fair in Bursa in Turkey by pop-folk singer Vasil Trojanov Boyanov, better known by his stage name Azis, was cancelled on…

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Added on: 07/31/2021
Dorian Coleman
Alturi Contributor
Ivan asked the young person, “what resources are available in the country to help with these situations?” At the time, there were none. Ivan was devastated at…

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Added on: 07/31/2021
Dorian Coleman
Alturi Contributor
Lilly explained, “I grew up as a straight woman until I fell in love with a girl for the first time at 19. In the past, when…

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Added on: 06/01/2021
05/31/2021
A group of around 25 to 30 nationalists attempted to halt the screening in Sofia on Sunday evening of a film depicting a relationship between two women….

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Added on: 02/17/2021
02/16/2021
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as…

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Added on: 02/10/2021
02/09/2021
LONDON, Feb 9 (Openly) – A baby left without a nationality after she was born in Spain to a same-sex couple from Bulgaria and Gibraltar is at…

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Added on: 01/16/2021
For most of emerging Europe, LGBTIQ rights and social inclusion remain contentious issues with no clear path forward. Poland and Hungary especially have seen a sharp rise…

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Added on: 10/04/2020
10/03/2020
Videos and witness reports show that a few days ago, in the very centre of Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second city, groups of teenagers attacked other youngsters of the…

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Added on: 09/23/2020
Ari Weinstein
Alturi Contributor
I would love to hear a bit about your own introduction to LGBTI activism. Seven or eight years ago, I first started helping with Sofia Pride, which…

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Added on: 09/15/2020
LGBT+ people have once again become the scapegoat of the Bulgarian government, but the community keeps fighting for a normal existence in the country. Extreme demonisation of…

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Added on: 01/09/2020
01/08/2020
For two years, Lili and Darina Babulkova have been struggling to have their marriage in the UK legalised in Bulgaria, where LGBT marriages are not recognised. Their…

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Added on: 11/05/2019
11/03/2019
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, today’s eastern Europeans are fearful for the future of democracy, sceptical of government and the main political parties,…

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Added on: 08/21/2019
08/20/2019
Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can…

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Added on: 04/09/2019
04/07/2019
Plovdiv, one of the 2019 European capitals of culture, has become embroiled in a homophobia scandal as local officials attempt to remove the head of the organising…

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Added on: 01/14/2019
01/12/2019
Lithuania’s top court has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be granted residence permits. The Constitutional Court ruled that denying residency permits to the spouses…

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Added on: 12/15/2018
12/14/2018
Billboards featuring LGBT+ couples and the slogan “It’s not scary, it’s just love—Different People, Equal Rights” have sparked controversy in Bulgaria. The street posters were installed this…

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Added on: 12/01/2018
Kosta Karakashyan is a talented artist devoted to social justice and LGBT rights. The New York choreographer is fighting for the vulnerable in the hostile region of…