Romanian pride tries to break gay taboos

Published: May 23, 2010

Romanian pride tries to break gay taboos

Bucharest has held its sixth gay pride attracting about 350 people who came to party and to protest against homophobia. Romania decriminalised homosexuality several years ago but the question remains largely taboo.

11 countries’ embassies publicly backed the latest edition of the GayFest – the British ambassador addressed the crowd – but hardly any Romanian politicians took part.

Many in the country share the Orthodox Christian Church’s anti-gay stance.

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