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LGBTI Rights in Bulgaria


ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

More European politicians found using homophobic hate speech

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 it sounded the alarm about…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2021

Lesbian mother of stateless baby takes citizenship fight to top EU court

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 the centre of a test…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2021

What does the European Commission’s LGBTIQ Equality Strategy mean for CEE?

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 in anti-LGBTIQ rhetoric and policies…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2020

Plovdiv Attacks Highlight Bulgaria’s Unsolved Homophobia Problem

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 same age based on their…

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Simeon Vassilev – GLAS, Bulgaria

Simeon Vassilev is the head of GLAS (Gays and Lesbians Accepted in Society) Foundation in Bulgaria, a community connector for LGBTI activism and events. He shares about how the GLAS Foundation has…

ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Bulgaria once led the way on LGBT+ rights in emerging Europe. Not any more.

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 the country’s LGBT+ community first…

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ADDED ON: 01/09/2020

Bulgarian Women Battle on for Recognition of Their Marriage

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 most recent appeal, to the…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2019

Poll reveals majority of eastern Europeans ‘fearful for democracy’

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, and distrustful of the media,…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

Homophobia seen rising in European countries without gay marriage

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 marry, research released on Wednesday…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

Homophobia scandal hits Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s European capital of culture

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 committee over a photographic exhibition…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2019

Lithuania’s top court grants residence permits for same-sex foreign spouses

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 of gay Lithuanian citizens who…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2018

Bulgaria: Billboards featuring LGBT couples vandalised

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 week in various Bulgarian cities…

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