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Bulgarian Soccer Head Resigns After Racist Incident

Politico Europe reports: The head of Bulgaria’s football federation resigned Tuesday, bowing to Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s call for him to quit following a match in Sofia during which Bulgarian fans hurled racist abuse at black England players. “After yesterday’s shameful loss of the Bulgarian national team and in view of our poor football results, I ordered [Sport] Minister Krasen …

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FIFA Match Suspended Over Nazi Salutes, Racist Chants

Reuters reports: The Euro 2020 qualifier between Bulgaria and England was twice halted by the match referee in the first half on Monday under a three-step UEFA protocol to tackle racist abuse from the crowd. Britain’s Sky Sports television said racist chanting was heard from the stands and reported by England players to manager Gareth Southgate, with the referee informed …

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It Gets Better Celebrates Five Years [VIDEO]

Five years already! Via the Huffington Post: Five years after its launch, the It Gets Better Project is looking toward the future and continuing its work countering anti-LGBT bullying and suicide rates among queer youth. The organization announced today the “5 Years Better” campaign in honor of the five-year anniversary of founder Dan Savage posting the first-ever It Gets Better …

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BULGARIA: Sofia Pride Canceled Due To Fears Of Anti-Gay Violence

Tomorrow’s gay pride event in Sofia, Bulgaria has been canceled due to fears of anti-gay violence.  Gay Star News reports: Organizers of Sofia Pride that was scheduled for tomorrow (22 June) say the event has been canceled due to the insistence of city’s municipality and the Interior Ministry. Since peaceful protests against the appointment of a controversial media mogul as …

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BULGARIA: Jammed Gun Foils Would-Be Assassination Of Political Leader

Reuters reports: A man jumped on stage and pointed a gun at the leader of Bulgaria’s ethnic Turkish party before security guards wrestled him to the ground during a televised conference on Saturday. Ahmed Dogan, the long-time leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) escaped unscathed, and it was not immediately clear why the attacker had targeted him …

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