Publications

Domestic and Dating Violence Against LBT Women in the EU

What rights do I have as a lesbian, bisexual or transgender (LBT) survivor of domestic and dating violence? How do I know if I am in an abusive relationship with my female samesex partner? How can I stop her?

Invisible Crimes – Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes in Bulgaria

Across the European Union, LGBTI people face discrimination and violence based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics. Most incidents are not reported which impedes the possibility to investigate hate crimes and prosecute offenders. The lack of reports renders the problem of anti-LGBTI hate crimes invisible to the public and may prevent authorities from acknowledging and addressing the problem. As a result, victims often suffer in silence and their rights may not be fully respected.

Schools for All? The status of LGBTI students and teachers in Bulgarian schools

During the period January – October 2015, Bilitis Resource Center conducted a qualitative research study which answers the question, “To what extent do secondary schools in Sofia, Bulgaria provide an inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex students and teachers?”

Rainbow Families in Bulgaria

Authors:Gloriya Filipova, Monika Pisankaneva
Bilitis Resource Center Foundation,Sofia 2017, ISBN: 978-954-91940-4-3
The study analyzes the situation of LGBTI families in Bulgaria and is based on semi-structured interviews with 26 LGBTI families from four bulgarian cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna and Ruse)

Free Movement of EU Citizens – Rights and Challenges to Same-Sex Families in Bulgaria

Homophobia and unequal treatment of LGBTI people are still widespread in the European Union. Indicators of their level in individual Member States vary and the situation is seemingly better in some countries, but the data show that full equality for this group has not been achieved in any of them.

Research report on a project for increasing the sensitivity to domestic violence and dating violence against lesbian, bisexual and trans women

Domestic violence and dating violence against lesbian, bisexual and transgender women are still poorly discussed within LGBTI communities themselves, and institutions responsible for investigating reports or providing support to victims of such violence have very limited experience in dealing with LBT women.

Queer Art in Bulgaria: Archive of the 5th Gay Gay Lesbian Festival, Sofia 2009 (bilingual edition in Bulgarian and English)

Editor: Stanimir Panayotov, Bilitis Resource Center Foundation, Sofia 2010
ISBN: 978-954-91940-2-9

New Social Movements and Sexuality

Download here Edited by Melinda Chateauvert, Bilitis Resource Center, Sofia 2006 ISBN 10: 954-91940-1-9, ISBN 13: 978-954-91940-1-2