In response to your Joint Message of Support to Sofia Pride 2018 from June 8, 2018, we would like to kindly inform you that
- "Gender identity", unlike “sexual orientation”, is not recognized as anti-discrimination ground in any bindinglegal text of the UN, the Council of Europe and the EU, including the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that you refer to in your message.
- The concept of "gender identity" formulated in the Yogyakarta Principles (2006)and the Yogyakarta Principles plus 10 (2017)has never been publicly debated and democratically accepted in the member states of the UN, the Council of Europe, and the EU. There is no public consensus on this kind of political manifesto for new public values and a society of the future.
- „Gender identity“has never been and is currently not a common European value.