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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #58 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(59.6%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (30.7%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #54 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(65.8%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (7.1%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #54 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(59.7%) Disagree
Agree (10.1%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #25 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(48%) No
Yes (32%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)

Ranked #5 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Being transgender"

(23%) Widespread
Rare (40%)

Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)

Ranked #28 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?: There is nothing wrong in a sexual relationship between two persons of the same sex"

(71%) Disagree
Agree (20%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)

Ranked #5 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual)"

(29%) Widespread
Rare (45%)

Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)

Ranked #27 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "Do you think that transgender persons should be able to change their civil documents to match their inner gender identity?"

(60%) No
Yes (12%)

Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe

Ranked #8 out of 19 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?"

(79%) Oppose
Favor (18%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)

Ranked #6 out of 19 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)

Question: "Please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement is most similar to your point of view–even if it does not precisely match your opinion. 1 Homosexuality should be accepted by society OR 2 Homosexuality should not be accepted by society"

(61%) No
Yes (31%)

By The Numbers

61%
of Orthodox Christians support the Church's position on refusing to perform same-sex marriages
30%
oppose

History

Homosexual activity in Bulgaria

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Homosexual activity in Bulgaria is legal.

Current status
Since May 1, 1968
Legal
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Mar 13, 1951–May 1, 1968
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Up to 3 years imprisonment
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May 1, 1896–Mar 13, 1951
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
At least 6 months imprisonment
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Same-sex marriage in Bulgaria

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Same-sex marriage in Bulgaria is not legal.

Current status
Since Jul 13, 1991
Not legal
Marriage is defined as a union between a male and a female in the Bulgarian constitution
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Bulgaria

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Bulgaria is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Bulgaria, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Bulgaria

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Right to change legal gender in Bulgaria is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Legal, but requires surgery
Requires sterilization. Ruled not legal by EU. Changes pending. Missing non binary options on documents.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Bulgaria

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Bulgaria is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Bulgaria

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LGBT discrimination in Bulgaria is illegal.

Current status
Since Sep 30, 2003
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Bulgaria

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LGBT employment discrimination in Bulgaria is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Sep 30, 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Bulgaria

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LGBT housing discrimination in Bulgaria is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Sep 30, 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Bulgaria

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Same-sex adoption in Bulgaria is single only.

Current status
Since Oct 2, 2017
Single only
Legalization pending.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Bulgaria

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Bulgaria is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 1, 2004
Legal
Bulgaria provides protection against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation in the fields of employment, health care, and education, recruitment to the military, housing, accommodation, and a range of services available to the public
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Blood donations by MSMs in Bulgaria

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Blood donations by MSMs in Bulgaria is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions about gay sex.
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Conversion therapy in Bulgaria

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Conversion therapy in Bulgaria is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Bulgaria

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Equal age of consent in Bulgaria is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2002
Equal
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