Monday, June 05, 2006

Last weekend it was Moscow, this weekend Bucharest

Another weekend gone, another country to the east of the continent experiences LGBT Pride and more violence occurs and protest against LGBT's takes place. It seems this parade had the support of Romanian Princess Briana Caradja what ever that means in the Republic!

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the lgbt movement in Romania. Happy Birthday to them!!!

I have met members of ACCEPT during this time who fought hard with help of international human rights movements to assess the impact of the criminalisation of homosexuality and campaign for its decriminalistion. Now they are campaigning for partnership recognition. Romania prepares to enter the EU next year and it seems that many Romanian’s will join many Polish Citizens in their hatred/fear of queers. It will be interesting to see if the state responses in Romania to attacks on Pride marches and other lgbt events and venues are similar to the indifference/state collusion experienced by lgbt's in Poland.


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