The public opinion of Bulgarians on LGBTI people, family and gender issues is still dominated by traditional stereotypes, but although slowly, skeptical opinions are changing, mainly because of people’s personal experience and contact with the topic.
In 2021, at a trans community event, a presidential candidate and his followers attacked the LGBTI+ community center, Rainbow Hub. This devastating act left the community without a safe space for almost two years.
Over 12 thousand people were part of the 15th edition of Sofia Pride, which was held under the slogan “Proud to be”.
"Julian is a Mermaid", the debut book by American writer and illustrator Jessica Love, is released today on the Bulgarian market, published by GLAS Foundation.
GLAS Foundation, in partnership with Bilitis Foundation, the Association of European Journalists-Bulgaria and Oslo Pride, has launched the Community Voices project, implemented with financial support from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism.
On 30th of October, 2021 during a community meeting of trans people, a group of members of the Bulgarian National Union, led by Boyan Rasate, a notorious ultra right figure in Bulgaria who is also running in the country’s presidential election, broke into the Rainbow Hub.