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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria, like most countries in Eastern Europe tend to be socially conservative when it comes to issues such as homosexuality. However the independent private media now report on gay events, the national and the private television channels cast films with gay themes and gay movies are shown in the cinemas. In addition some famous Bulgarians have come out, meaning the situation in Bulgaria is improving towards gays and lesbians. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...

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Protection based on sexual orientation in law

Homosexual sex was legalised in 1968, making Bulgaria one of the first Eastern European countries to legalize gay sex. The age of consent was equalized in 2002. There is no law against gays. All discrimination in law was abolished in 2002, except for laws on male prostitution. An anti-discrimination existed law has existed since 2003. Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ...


Recognition of same sex couples

There is no legal recognition of same-sex couples. In 1999 several dozen Bulgarian gays published a petition demanding the right to marry their partners. Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, marriage equality, and often just marriage by its proponents, and—usually by its opponents—homosexual marriage) refers to a marriage between individuals of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles...


The Bulgarian Supreme Court ruled unanimously to allow a gay man to inherit half the estate of his deceased long-time partner.


Gay life in the country

There are only a few gay clubs, mainly in Sofia and Varna. A 2002 Pew Global Attitudes Project survey recorded that 37% of Bulgarians think homosexuality should be accepted by society. A recent European Union poll shows 15% of Bulgarians support same sex marriage [1]. Position of Sofia in Bulgaria Coordinates: Country Bulgaria Province Sofia-City Government  - Mayor Boyko Borisov Area  - City 1,349 km²  (520. ... The Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral in Varna The Stoyan Bachvarov Dramatic Theatre Varna (Bulgarian: ) is the largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, third-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia and Plovdiv, and 79th-largest in the European Union, with a population of 357,752 ([1]). Commonly referred to... Same-sex marriage (also called gay marriage, and—less frequently—homosexual marriage) refers to marriage between partners of the same gender (for other forms of same-sex unions that are different from marriages, see the articles linked in that section). ...


See also

In the early 2000s, human rights in Bulgaria generally had been rated highly. ...

External links

  • BGO Gemini
  • Queer Bulgaria
  • Resources on Homophobia in Bulgarian

 
 

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