Lgbt in Bulgari: Lgbt Culture in Bulgaria, Lgbt Events in Bulgaria, Lgbt People from Bulgaria, Lgbt Rights in Bulgaria

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 42 страници
Chapters: Lgbt Culture in Bulgaria, Lgbt Events in Bulgaria, Lgbt People From Bulgaria, Lgbt Rights in Bulgaria, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Ludmilla Diakovska, Bgo Gemini, Azis, Recognition of Same-Sex Unions in Bulgaria, Desislava Petrova, Sofia Pride. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 40. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Bulgarian Gay Organization Gemini is the primary organization in the LGBT rights movement in Bulgaria, based in Sofia . It was legally registered in 1992 by an HIV-positive gay couple and since then has grown to become the main LGBT organization in the country. Bulgaria's entrance into the European Union has created new opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights for Bulgaria and Gemini. In 2006, it hosted the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) European Conference in Sofia. The theme was "We Are Family - Our Families in Europe and the European Family."History BGO Gemini was established as an NGO in the Sofia District Court on September 9, 1992. It first launched a hotline, run by volunteers who gave advice to all who called with questions about HIV /AIDS and LGBT issues. From 1997 on, with the support of UNAIDS, Gemini provided social support and informational materials about HIV/AIDS.In 2001, Gemini was jumpstarted and expanded its focus to more general LGBT issues. In that year it held the first legislative workshop in Bulgaria to discuss the situation of LGBT people in the country. The meeting, supported by the Open Society Institute, was attended by judges, politicians, journalists, policemen, and leaders of NGOs. It helped to establish ties that would lead to a grassroots movement for the decriminalization of homosexuality and other advances in LGBT rights.The next important step Gemini took was participating in the Balkan Triangle Project, which laste...

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