Youth LGBT Organization Deystvie was created in 2012 with the following main objectives:
- Protection of human rights of LGBTI people in Bulgaria;
- Raising awareness of LGBTI visibility;
- Increasing tolerance towards the group;
- Eliminate all forms of legal, social, cultural and economic discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity;
- Representation of LGBTI issues to national and local governments and to international organizations;
- Creation of a social LGBTI center.
- Deystvie provides help and support for young homosexual, bisexual and transgender people, and for developing a self-confident LGBTI community and fights homophobia and ignorance in society. Organizer of Sofia Pride Film Fest and part of Sofia Pride Organizing Committee.
Established as a self-support group for lesbians and bisexual women in 2004, today Billitis works as an advocacy organization aiming to eliminate all forms of discrimination and to achieve equality for LGBTI in Bulgaria.
To achieve its mission Bilitis:
- Works for legislative changes and for policies to increase the equality of LGBTI by partnering and entering into coalitions with other NGOs, activists, donors, institutions and citizens;
- Works with the community to activate and self-empower the LGBTI people;
- Works on civil society level to disseminate the values of feminism, diversity, and to overcome heteronormative structures, including gender stereotypes.
Bilitis is an organization with a lesbian-feminist identity, vision and values which predetermines both the internal structure and the strategic goals and activities. Their approach takes into account the interrelated influence of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, race, social status, ethnic and religious affiliation, disability, etc. on the social positioning of the individual and the way others treat them. Co-organizer of Sofia Pride and organizer of the annual LGBTI Art Fest in Sofia, renamed LGBTI Community Festival as of 2015.
GLAS (Gays and Lesbians Accepted in Society) is a non-governmental organization which aims to deliver positive change for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Bulgaria, ensuring full equality and protection from all forms of discrimination. Our vision is of full participation of LGBT people in all aspects of life and society. GLAS foundation, established in 2014, focuses on headline targets like positive representation of the LGBT community in the society, working with parents of gay people and holding public campaigns combating homophobic hate crimes and promoting tolerance.
Marginalia is an internet site for analyzes, comments and news in the field of human rights.
Marginalia is an ambition starting without external funding and with strong conviction in the sense of its existence.
Marginalia is a territory where the author’s autonomy is above all: the author is free to decide whether their publications are free or with reserved rights.
Marginalia holds high criteria for both analytical texts and news.
Marginalia is a responsibility. They adopt the Code of Ethics of Bulgarian Media as their regulator and wish to be assessed according to it.
Marginalia is a sensibility to perceive human rights where few will notice them.
Marginalia is anxious to fill the white fields in the conversation regarding human rights.
Marginalia is a reversal of ideas. While others view human rights as a problem, Marginalia believes human rights is the solution. And that we will live in a nicer world if more people think so.
Founded in late 1989, the Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) is an interdisciplinary public policy institute dedicated to the values of democracy and market economy. CSD is a non-partisan, independent organization fostering the reform process in Europe through impact on policy and civil society.
CSD objectives are:
- to provide an enhanced institutional and policy capacity for a successful European integration process, especially in the area of justice and home affairs;
- to promote institutional reform and the practical implementation of democratic values in legal and economic practice;
- to monitor public attitudes and serve as a watchdog of the institutional reform process.
Building bridges is the old-fashioned way of bringing together social actors and cementing new alliances. Born as a think-tank, the Center for the Study of Democracy has evolved into policy development through dialogue and partnership.
Bringing cutting-edge solutions to transition problems is our way of keeping the middle ground between academia and social practice.
The CSD has pioneered in several areas traditionally perceived as the inviolable public property, such as anti-corruption institutional reform, and national security.
Our belief is that bringing a new culture of cooperation and trust in a milieu of inherited fragmentation and opacity is equally rewarding as the achievement of concrete social goals.