Sofia Pride 2023, the biggest human rights event in Bulgaria, will take place on June 17th, 2023. The 16th annual edition of Sofia Pride will consist of a concert in front of the Monument in the Knyazheska Garden Park followed by a peaceful march on the streets of the nation’s capital.
„Sofia Pride’s family is growing bigger and stronger every year. We are very proud that for the 16th consecutive time we are going to be giving love a voice and that we will be able to draw attention to how important it is for every single person in Bulgaria to have equal human rights. We are all walking together on this long road, and despite the small and sometimes hard steps towards our proposed legislative changes – we will continue to protest peacefully and we will continue to fight for equality”, said Simeon Vasilev, Chairman and Co – Founder of the GLAS Foundation.
In 2022, the 15th annual Sofia Pride gathered a crowd of over 12 000 people. After the event, Sofia Pride’s organizers donated 5000 BGN to the Ukrainian Pride – Kiev Pride. Sofia Pride 2022 was supported by dozens of Bulgarian companies as well as ambassadors and spokespeople from 28 embassies and diplomatic missions, including France, Great Britain, The USA, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Ireland, Switzerland, Romania, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Finland and the Czech Republic.
Sofia Pride is realized by the GLAS foundation, alongside the Bilitis foundation, the LGBTQ In Action foundation and the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee.