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.

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."

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.

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.

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."

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."

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...