Lilly Dragoeva from Bilitis, Simeon Vassilev from GLAS, Denitsa Lyubenova from Deystvie and Nikoleta Gabrovska from Single Step told us more about their teams and joint cause. We also learned more about current campaigns that support the rights of people from the LGBT + community, their mental and physical health, their path to coming out and acceptance. The conversation traced both the successes and achievements, as well as the challenges faced by the individual organizations during the implementation not only of Sofia Pride, but also of the numerous activities that they all initiate. In addition, HPE team members learned various opportunities for support to both the community and the individual associations.
In October, YEN Bulgaria and Deystvie association brought Sofia Pride Film Fest to every HPE team member’s home. In two consecutive sessions we screened the short and widely recognized films of Slava Doycheva - "Eggshells" and "Whole". The subsequent conversation with Slava Doycheva, Kiril Prodanov and Denitsa Lyubenova revealed interesting facts about the shooting of the films, what influenced the selection of the actors, how the concept was born, whose stories are shared in the movies and how much courage does it take to tell them to the broader audience!