Tag: bulgaria

Bulgarian Parliament rejects gay propaganda ban law

Bulgarian lawmakers have thrown out a law which would have ended LGBTI people’s freedo m of expression and freedom to assembly with even more severe punishments than Russia’s ban on so-called homosexual propaganda Lawmakers in Bulgaria have rejected a proposal which would have banned any public discussion or display of LGBTI identity. The proposal to… Read more »

Bulgaria Court rules claim gay men are more dangerous than smoking is unlawful

The Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria has ruled that comments by Bulgarian film director Andrey Slabakov constitute unlawful harassment, ordering the country’s Commission for Protection against Discrimination to take action against him Bulgaria’s Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that comments made on national television by actor and director Andrey Slabakov saying homosexuals were more dangerous… Read more »

LGBT Pride and Protest: A First-Hand Report From Sofia, Bulgaria

Pride has always been a tense time in Sofia, Bulgaria, where I have lived for the last four years. In 2008, the year of the first Pride (not coincidentally, Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007), the parade was disrupted by a group of nationalists, who assaulted participants and threw Molotov cocktails. In subsequent years… Read more »

Sofia Pride cancelled due to fears of anti-gay attacks

Organizers of Sofia pride in Bulgaria have cancelled the event scheduled for tomorrow, citing security concerns Pride has been canceled in Sofia capital of Bulgaria, due to fears that anti-gay extremists may attack the participants. Organizers of Sofia Pride that was scheduled for tomorrow (22 June) say the event has been canceled due to the… Read more »