The best pictures of Sofia Pride haters don’t want you to see

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Photo: @lewbomear | Instagram

Sofia Pride Parade took the streets on 9 June, while three counter-protests ‘in defense of family’ were taking place.

The 11th Pride in the Bulgarian capital, whose theme this year was ‘Different People, Same Rights’, attracted a relatively large crowd and a few haters.

Conservative groups promoted three events boycotting Pride: a Family March, a concert To Revive Family Values, organized by right-wing Vazrazhdane Party, and Let’s Save the Children of Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Family.

Homophobic groups tried to interrupt the march. According to online newspaper The Sofia Globe, ‘four people were taken into custody, from an extremist group that purported a link between gay people and pedophilia’.

Nonetheless, the parade continued peacefully, thanks to the cooperation of the police.

Ambassadors to Bulgaria advocating for equal rights

Sofia Pride relied on the participation of international ambassadors, advocating for equality. Among the marchers, British ambassador Emma Hopkins, who tweeted her support.

Dutch ambassador Bea ten Tusscher also joined the celebration.

Same-sex rights in Bulgaria

There is no recognition of same-sex relationship in Bulgaria. The constitution defines marriage as the union between a man and a woman, banning same-sex marriage.

Many Bulgarian same-sex couples who tied the knot abroad are currently striving to see their unions recognized in their own country.

More pictures of Sofia Pride this way.

Sofia Pride Parade

Photo: @cyberpizhi | Instagram

A couple kissing at Sofia Pride

Photo: @ulichnakotka | Instagram

Two girls waving the rainbow flag at Sofia Pride.

Photo: @lewbomear | Instagram

Two men posing with a drag queen at Sofia Pride.

Photo: @hristo_se | Instagram

A girl posing with the rainbow flag

Photo: @electricwordsx | Instagram

A float at Sofia Pride

Photo: @johnnyfdk | Instagram

A girl in the crowd at Sofia Pride

Photo: @firebreathing_lina | Instagram

Two girls kissing at Sofia Pride

Photo: @inaa_ph | Instagram

A girl at Sofia Pride Parade

Photo: @ellytodorova | Instagram

Crowd marching at the parade

Photo: @annna.andreeva | Instagram

Marchers at Sofia Pride Parade

Photo: @yuleto | Instagram

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