You may recognize triathlete Stanislav Tanchev
of Bulgaria, pictured left, from our interview a few months ago. Little did we know that this article, translated in Bulgarian news media and around Eastern Europe, has made Stanislav Bulgaria's first out athlete, and went a long way to support him in his challenging mission to attend the OutGames in Montreal.
As such, our correspondent Andrew Delaware, pictured right, was invited to march with the Bulgarian delegation and, much to his surprise, was asked to carry the Bulgarian flag into the stadium with Stanislav.
"It was truly an honor, and a moving experience, to march with the Bulgarians," Andrew said. "Each of the Bulgarian athletes made sacrifices we can only begin to imagine, in order to be here at the OutGames and they are rightfully proud to march into this stadium."