There is no data from official sociological studies with which we could measure how and to what extent social attitudes toward the LGBT community in Bulgaria have changed – today in comparison to the early 1990’s, for example. And this is one of the problems – the LGBT (an acronym for ‘lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) are not part of the statistics.
But if we trust conversations with representatives of this group, then there is positive change. More and more people ‘come out’ i.e. they reveal their sexuality to friends, relatives, colleagues. ‘More and more’, however, does not mean ‘most’. In LGBT circles the opinion which often still prevails, sadly, is that ‘coming out’ would only bring you trouble – mocking, disgust, harassment, termination of employment.