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Sofia Pride 2019 will be on 8 June

The 12th Sofia Pride march will take place on 8 June this year and its slogan is “Don’t give power to hatred.” The celebration will start with a concert at 16:00 before the Soviet Army monument in Sofia and the march will start at 19:30. This year 50th anniversary of Stonewall Riots will be celebrated…

Sofia Pride condemns the homophobic attack on a woman in Sofia and calls for incriminating hate crimes

Sofia Pride’s organizing committee condemns the attack on Galya Petkova in Sofia that was reported by the media on January 12th. According to the news reports, she was attacked and punched in the face by a stranger on the street immediately after he called her “dirty faggot” while walking past her and said that he…

Sofia Pride Organizing Committee calls on Bulgarian Socialist Party to support the ratification of the Istanbul Convention

Sofia Pride Organizing Committee expresses disappointment about Bulgarian Socialist Party’s (BSP) firm position against the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. A position formed under the influence of an aggressive populist media campaign, based on misinformation and playing on people’s fears. For the Organizing Committee it is unclear why BSP, a socialist party, has distanced itself…

Sofia City Administrative Court recognises EU mobility of married same-sex couples

In a historic decision published on 29 June 2018, the Sofia City Administrative Court ruled in favor of a same-sex couple who fought for their right to reside as a married couple in Bulgaria. Cristina and Mariama, an Australian-French couple, got married on 1 June 2016 in France. Later that year, Cristina, an Australian citizen,…

Statement of Support to the Sofia Pride 2018

We would like to convey our support to all participants of this year’s Sofia Pride on 9th June 2018. Like in previous years, Sofia Pride joins in with Pride events all around the world, where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex (LGBTI) people, together with their friends, families, and allies, come together to stand up for…

Daniel Kaddik: It is a matter of principles to stand by your side

Daniel Kaddik is the Director of the Southeast Europe office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, a non-profit organisation that promotes liberal values, rule of law, and economic freedom. Providing policy consultations and educational programs, the Foundation is active in more than 60 countries. Having worked previously for the Foundation in Germany, India, and Russia,…

Love Moves Exhibit at Generator Sofia

On May 18th the opening of the first of a total of five exhibitions for this year’s Sofia Pride Arts took place. For the first time the festival is taking longer than one week before the Sofia Pride March. LOVE MOVES exhibit works by 10 foreign and local artists were presented, namely ones by Gonzalo…

Equality Run: Don’t run away from the problem – run with a cause!

An unusual sports event took place on the 19th of May this year in the Zaimov park in Sofia in support of HIV-positive people – the so called Equality Run. This running in pairs event with an honorable cause was a part of the sports program of Sofia Pride 2018 – Sofia Pride Sports –…

Ambassador Emma Hopkins opened the “Queens of New Union” exhibition

On May 21st Ambassador Emma Hopkins opened an exhibition in Sredets Culture House, dedicated to the LGBTI community, titled “Queens of New Union”, which presents works by British photographer Paul Cliff. During the opening  Ambassador Hopkins dedicated a few words to the event and the Bulgarian LGBTI community: “The United Kingdom is committed to fighting…

Harmonica: Sofia Pride is Loaded with a Lot of Cause and Meaning!

Anyone who values good food knows the harmonica products. Their uncompromising quality of bio and organic production makes their food a welcome guest in every home. Harmonica is also a favorite partner of Sofia Pride. It’s no coincidence that we are cooperating with the best and that they are giving us their support also within…