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21:25 | 25th April 2017

News: World

Wed 23 Jun, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


I wish to send a message of support to all those who will be celebrating diversity on that day

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British Ambassador of Bulgaria sends best wishes to Sofia Pride goers

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The British Ambassador of Bulgaria has sent his support to the LGBT community as they prepare to celebrate the Sofia Pride festival later this month.

As Sofia Pride heads into its third year of taking place our British Ambassador for the Nation, Steve Williams, has praised in the movement and sends his best wishes to those taking part in the festival on June 26. His message read:

On the occasion of the third Sofia Pride festival on 26 June, I wish to send a message of support to all those who will be celebrating diversity on that day. Respect for human rights is one of the core democratic values on which the European Union is based.

Those human rights apply equally to all people, regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, belief, or sexual orientation. Many excuses - such as respect for religious doctrine or traditional values - are given to justify homophobia. Let us be clear: in today's European Union there can be no excuse and no justification for homophobia, on any grounds. 



Sofia Pride is not just about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-sexual (LGBT) people standing up for their rights. It is about all of us - straight or gay - standing up for those rights, and making sure that they are put into practice in our everyday actions and behaviour. It is about saying no to intolerance, no to prejudice, no to discrimination, no to hate speech, no to violence - all things which, regrettably, LGBT people continue to experience far too often. It is about saying yes to equality, yes to tolerance, and yes to embracing diversity. And it is about then doing what we say.

I wish all the participants in Sofia Pride 2010 a safe and enjoyable day.

 

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