The online platform of the National LGBTI Law Program is now here! With it, our team aims to give access to information and free legal assistance to members of the LGBTI community who are discriminated against or victims of hate crime.
Once you register on the platform, you will be assigned a lawyer with whom you can consult and start working on your case together. As a participant in the National LGBTI Legal Program, you benefit from Deystvie's pro bono services and all we ask is your cooperation and patience.
At pravo.deystvie.org, in addition to requesting legal assistance, you can find sample complaints with instructions to institutions in Bulgaria. Only by filing claims, complaints and signals can discrimination against us be established and legal action taken to eradicate these wrong and harmful practices.
In the "What is discrimination" section you will find more information on:
- how to recognise unfair treatment;
- the lack of regulation of LGBTI relationships;
- the need for a legislative provision characterising an act as a crime and/or hate speech based on sexual orientation;
- the difficulties that trans people in Bulgaria go through and the sex reassignment procedure;
LGBTI people in Bulgaria suffer from widespread institutionalised discrimination, which is often enshrined in law and the Constitution. Although the Constitution assures us that we are all equal before the law, LGBTI people suffer a range of deprivations that the rest of society takes for granted. Our state's treatment of us is degrading and sometimes inhuman. That is why it takes all of us to fight discrimination!
The project "National LGBTI Legal Programme" is implemented with the financial support of 110 820 EUR provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under the EEA Financial Mechanism. The main objective of the project "National LGBTI Legal Programme" is to empower the LGBTI community by providing direct access to legal protection through the National LGBTI Legal Programme in the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas and Veliko Tarnovo.
This publication has been produced with the financial support of the Active Citizens Fund Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area. The entire responsibility for the content of this document lies with LGBT Youth Action and under no circumstances can it be assumed that this document reflects the official position of the EEA Financial Mechanism.