The Rainbow Hub in Sofia, which is a community center and also the office where Bilitis Foundation and Glas Foundation are working, was attacked last week during a trans community event. A far-right presidential candidate in Bulgaria has been charged after allegedly for the attack. Bulgaria's prosecutor general confirmed the arrest of Boyan Rasate after having waived his legal immunity as a presidential candidate.
"The crimes committed stand out due to their extreme audacity and disrespect for the democratic foundations of the state" prosecutors said in a statement. The incident gained great publicity and information are found in many e-news as euractive, euronews, washingtonblade, sofiaglobe, and more.
Bilitis, a Bring-In active partner in advocating for the rights of the LGBTI+ community has organized the 1st of November a public protest to exercise pressure on the state to criminalize anti-LGBTI hate crimes. In order to restore the Rainbow Hub, Bilitis is running a donation campaign.
If you are interested to support this you can donate using the following information:
Bilitis Resource Center Foundation
First Investment Bank, Bulgaria
Or via paypal at: firstname.lastname@example.org