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Closed Sofia Pride

Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia Pride takes place every year in June in the capital, to demonstrate for LGBT rights in Bulgaria. Activities include an Art Week, Film Fest and Political Discussion rounds.

S. Iliev from Resource Center Bilitis | 
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About this project

Sofia Pride Parade is a peaceful march of LGBTI people and their relatives and friends, which combines social and political protest with entertaining elements. It takes place every year in the month of June in Bulgarias capital Sofia since 2008. The event is perceded by a week of various events such as a Film Fest, an Art Week and Political Discussion rounds.

Some consider it the most massive public demonstration in support of human rights in Bulgaria, articulating a protest against xenophobia and a way to show LGBTI friends and relatives love and support but also an inspiration for confidence and pride in LGBT people and all minorities who feel oppressed and suffer from society's prejudice.

While the event is supported by many national and international partners and representatives of the diplomatic community in Bulgaria as well as Human Rights Organizations, it also faces a lot of opposition and sabotage from public authorities, right wing parties and clubs and the orthodox church.

Since 2012 the Sofia Pride is organized by a committee consisting of volunteers and independent NGOs. The administrative face of the event is Bilitis Resource Center Foundation.

This year's topic will be discrimination in the educational system in Bulgaria.

We are looking for support to finance the march itself as well as to invite foreign guests, organize the Art Week as well as the Film Fest.

More information:
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Updated at 18. September 2020