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Presentation of the book "The Courage to Be - Part Two." in Varna

In the context of the project "National LGBTI Legal Programme" on 22 June the Deystvie's team held an event in Varna.

The book "The Courage to Be: The Power of Law" was presented, which tells 10 stories of people who dared to defend their rights as part of the LGBTI community in Bulgaria. In the discussion that followed, the situations that are everyday life for LGBTI people were discussed, as well as the role of Deystvie as an organisation that offers free legal aid to people from the community who are discriminated against or victims of hate crimes.

After the event, each participant received a copy of the book as well as materials on the topic.

If you would like to get The Courage to Be: The Power of Law, you can download the online version of the book through this link:


Our goal is to create a network of community members, expert attorneys, and concerned citizens from across the country that, through the developed case recognition, reporting, and casework skills of the Law Program, will create engagement and showcase cases of LGBTI inequality and seek their resolution.

LGBT Youth Deystvie's legal program provides free legal assistance and advice to LGBTI people. We can be contacted easily through our online legal platform.

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.

The main goal of the National LGBTI Legal Program project is to empower the LGBTI community by providing direct access to legal protection through the National LGBTI Legal Program in the cities of Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas and Veliko Tarnovo. The filing of cases leads to official national statistics and official coverage of an existing problem, which in turn will lead to changes in legislation and improved lives for LGBTI people in Bulgaria.

The programme provides free counselling and legal assistance to LGBTI individuals, partners, families and their children who are victims of hate crimes, discrimination or other incidents with a discriminatory motive of sexual orientation or gender expression.

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.

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