Bulgarian Orthodox Church again calls for cancellation of Sofia Pride parade

Written by on June 17, 2014 in Bulgaria - Comments Off on Bulgarian Orthodox Church again calls for cancellation of Sofia Pride parade

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, has made its by-now customary call for the cancellation of the Sofia Pride parade, which in 2014 is scheduled for June 21 at 5pm with the Soviet Army Monument as the starting point.

The call by the church, addressed to Bulgarian state and municipal institutions, has become an annual ritual since the first Sofia Pride in 2008. It has also routinely been ignored.

A similar annual ritual has been the support for Sofia Pride being expressed in a joint statement by foreign embassies. In 2013, a total of 14 embassies endorsed the statement of support.

The Sofia Pride parade is one on a calendar of such events in various places around the world, with June traditionally being marked as Pride Month.

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