There is very little known about the history of homosexual people in Bulgaria, and the knowledge on this issue is often limited to rumors and gossip.
The GLAS Foundation took part in the project “Together for LGBTI rights in Bulgaria” which was started in 2018 by the “Workshop for citizens’ initiative” Foundation in association with the Bulgarian Donors Forum, The Bulgarian School of Politics “Dimitar Panitsa”, The “Education” Syndicate, part of the Confederation of Labour “Podkrepa”, and the LGBT Youth organization “Deystvie”.
Sofia Pride aims to counteract the methods and mechanisms of oppression towards LGBTI people in Bulgaria and to bring forth their individual and social empowerment, not just through their equal treatment without regard to their sexual orientation or gender identity, but also through public acceptance and improvement of their living standard.
Sofia Pride Arts is one of the significant initiatives during the culture program of the most important LGBTI+ event in Bulgaria – Sofia Pride.
The business platform Work It OUT brings together local and global organizations, based in Bulgaria, that seek to make their corporate culture more accepting and diverse.