My Story

The Stories

Here, Single Step will present the personal stories of people from the LGBTI community and their allies.
We believe that the experiences of others can be of help to the young members of the community, parents, friends, close ones, and others.
Wednesday July 31st, 2019

My Story: Emmett Patterson (Video)

Today, Emmett is a vocal advocate for trans health and human rights and is working actively in the sphere of HIV awareness-raising. He was a crucial part of our #endHIVbg pilot project. You can watch his touching and brave personal story here!
Friday February 8th, 2019

My Story: Kosta Karakashyan (Video)

Have a look at Kosta Karakashyan's story - a choreographer, director and dancer, who tells us about his life in the States, Japan and Vietnam, as well as the story of his first documentary movie Waiting for Color.
Tuesday December 18th, 2018

My Story: Cyril

"Yes, I certainly did not enjoy the insulting hints, but they were nothing compared to the feeling of freedom that one feels after coming out."
Wednesday December 12th, 2018

My Story: Maria (Video)

What is the story of Maria? Probably too familiar to some of us or an important lesson for others. In any case - we are here for you even in the hardest moments.
Wednesday August 22nd, 2018

My Story: Odhran Roche (Video)

Have a look at Odhran Roche's story, who discussed with us the similarities and differences of the LGBT communities in Bulgaria and Ireland and more.
Thursday May 10th, 2018

My Story: Ivan, 17

"My name is Ivan. I like travelling, I like communicating with new people, I like the diversity of the big city and its fast-paced environment. Also… I like boys, too."
Sunday April 15th, 2018

My Story: N.N.

"I can’t help but remember all the bullying and ‘the looks’ I used to receive – the kind of looks that really get to you. When I was younger, I used to put a lot of effort into my attempts to blend in with them."
Tuesday November 28th, 2017

Our Story: Nikola & Petya (Video)

We asked Nikola and his mother Petya what was his coming out like, what are the concerns of parents of gay teenagers, what makes parents kick out...
Thursday June 22nd, 2017

My Story: Reid Furubayashi (Video)

Have a look at the story of Reid Furubayashi, a Fulbright/America for Bulgaria ETA, discuss his experience with LGBTI students in Bulgaria.