Fake Gay Pride Posters Mock Politicos in Bulgaria


Posters featuring former Prime Minister and Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergey Stanishev, the leader of the conservative RZS (“Order, Law, Justice”) party, and popular pop folk music singer, Azis and advertising a Gay Pride parade that isn't scheduled to happen have gone up in Sofia, Bulgaria, Novinvite reports:

"The posters say that the gay parade is being organized by the Bulgarian Socialist Youth, an organization attached to the Bulgarian Socialist Party; “Spartacus”, a gay/straight disco club in downtown Sofia which was shut down several years ago, and the RZS party, and with the media support of SKAT TV… The message of the posters seems to play on the allegations made by the nationalist party Ataka that the RZS leader Yane Yanev is gay and should admit his sexual orientation because otherwise he would be susceptible to blackmailing – something which Yanev has refuted; various publications over the years have point to former Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev as being gay of which there has been no evidence."

The creator of the posters has not been identified, but the date and location on the posters "coincide(s) with the national protest rally organized by the conservative RZS party."