Bulgaria Moves to Become Gay-Friendly Tourist Destination
Bulgaria intends to become one of Eastern Europe's most gay-friendly destinations, according to an article published on Friday.
Community website Gayopolis.com reports that a new organization called Gay Holidays in Bulgaria has established a range of travel itineraries for gay travelers, including city breaks in the capital Sofia, winter holidays, adventure holidays and culture tours.
As Agrophilia has informed, the packages include a guided tour of some of Sofia's most renowned gay and lesbian nightclubs, visits to the famous Pancharevo Baths spa, skiing trips, and the chance to mix with some of Bulgaria's friendly guys.
Gayopolis has reminded that "Bulgaria has a history of gay tolerance and today some of its biggest celebrities are gay."
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Short term financial gain but long term social disaster. This is what this could turn out to be. Many will make hay while the sun shines in the hotel and catering hubs of the like of Sunny Beach, others who gain will be the local (and international) Mafia who will "pimp" boys and men for financial gain. Unfortunately both of these groups will leave the state (and the taxpayers) to pick up the bill for the Police and medical treatments that will automatically follow. Sexually transmitted diseases will go up as will treatment for injuries caused by the thugs who will control much of the pimping. Bulgaria beware, think things through, not all ideas are good ones.
I should hope this is not what they have in mind.
Rumour has it, they'll both be prancing down the high street in Sunny Beach accompanied by an off-beat twist to a Ted Baker's classic design wallet, which is to carry some of the cash they'll gladly donate to shop-keepers - and to shop-keepers' offspring in turn - who are, sooner rather than later, going to be found mushroom picking at a farm near Boston, that is Lincolnshire, UK, for the sole purpose of feeding the protagonists of this article.
Globalisation completes a full cycle nonetheless.