Gay in Bulgaria: “How can you fight against silence?”
bulgaria / homophobia / se europe

Gay in Bulgaria: “How can you fight against silence?”

(From the Deutsche Welle, 9 Oct 2013) Bulgarian homosexuals have to keep quiet Homosexuals in Bulgarian mostly have to live their lives in the shadows. Those who come out risk losing their friends and their jobs. The only freedoms are in the shadows. “Those two women over there,” says Georgi Ivanov in a loud stage … Continue reading

Sofia Pride march ends peacefully
bulgaria / orthodox church / pride / se europe

Sofia Pride march ends peacefully

Several hundred participants marched in a Sofia Pride march through Bulgaria’s capital Sofia today, after an earlier attempt to hold a Pride rally in June did not go ahead due to concerns about possible anti-LGBT violence. According to Novinite.com, Sofia’s official news agency, the 6th annual Pride procession marched behind a large banner reading “To … Continue reading

Pride events in September
balkans / bulgaria / montenegro / olympics / pride / russia / se europe / serbia

Pride events in September

If it’s September, it must be time to travel south for Pride! Sofia holds it main Pride event September 21, 2013, while Belgrade’s Pride Week runs September 20-28, with a parade still planned for the final day. Montenegro will host Podgorica Pride on September 27, 2013. And – if you’re planning ahead, ILGA Europe’s calendar … Continue reading