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Thousands march in Bucharest LGBTQ pride parade

WorldAug 15, 2021 01:40PM ET
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© Reuters. A gay couple hugs during a LGBTQ+ pride parade near a bus stop that has anti-LGBT graffiti message sprayed on it, in Bucharest, Romania, March 14, 2020. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea via REUTERS

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Thousands of people joined an LGBTQ pride march in Bucharest on Saturday for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of planned legislation that would chip away at minority rights.

Socially conservative Romania, which decriminalised homosexuality in 2001, still bars marriage and civil partnerships for same-sex couples.

Lawmakers from two different parties - the junior ruling coalition ethnic Hungarian party UDMR and the opposition ultra-nationalist Alliance for Uniting Romanians (AUR) - said they plan to introduce legislation to ban so-called gay propaganda in schools when parliament reconvenes in September.

An estimated 8,000 people joined the march on Saturday, dancing and waving rainbow flags. Riot police fined the organisers for exceeding the number of participants allowed at civic protests. The organisers will challenge the fine.

"We have a long way to go as a country until we come to accept everyone," said Daria, 16, at her second pride parade.

Thousands march in Bucharest LGBTQ pride parade
 

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Vlad Lozovskiy
Vlad Lozovskiy Aug 15, 2021 3:03PM ET
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Now leftists need to report on Gay parade in Afghanistan!  Taliban promised to make one, followed by executions and celebrations!
Ben Brown
Ben Brown Aug 14, 2021 2:09PM ET
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So-called gay propaganda. Research shows it is not so-called at all but indeed propaganda. Here in the states they are entering into women's bathrooms even if they have not had the operation and they already forced themselves onto women's sports teams and thus deny slots on these teams for biological women. They are also using tax funds to pay for their change operations as the democrats call it medically needed. Will the MSM report on these issues or continue the half reporting??
Abdurrahman Peter Lauridsen
Abdurrahman Peter Lauridsen Aug 14, 2021 2:09PM ET
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I agree
Mase Gumbo
Mase Gumbo Aug 14, 2021 2:09PM ET
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go f youselves
Ben Brown
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Mase Gumbo  Be careful win you war against nature....she always wins.
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they always made tiktoks for kids to wear dresses, heels
 
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