Pride Romania – 2017 Bucharest

Pride Romania took place between the 14 and 20 of May in Bucharest.

The Festival ended with a traditional march.

Pride Romania defends   human rights for LGBT community.

Bucharest Pride 2017 takes place  at a time when the forces of extreme right and of the Orthodox Church are gathering around  Coalition for the Family.

So called Coalition for the Family  asks  to redefine “Family”  within the Constitution.

Coalition for the Family

This initiative encourages homophobia and intends to legitimate discrimination in Romanian society.

The initiative  is a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Politicians support this initiative. These politicians want to gain popularity through demagoguery because they know that Romania is one of the most intolerant countries in Europe.

Various organizations try to combat hatred or violence towards the LGBT community.

Despite their efforts, intolerance increases in Romania.

So that Pride Romania try to take action for LGBT community’s rights.

Rights of LGBT community are in danger!  

People forget that any dictatorship begins  with  human rights  violation of a minority group.

It is about the right of people from LGBT community:  to have a family, to marry and the recognition of same-sex marriage.

Same- sex marriage

Same-sex marriage can provide those in same-sex relationships who pay their taxes with government services and make financial demands on them comparable  to those afforded to and required of those in opposite-sex marriages.

Same-sex marriage also gives them legal protections such as inheritance and hospital visitation rights.

Why  so much intolerance against LGBT community in Romania?  

Under communism, people in Romania or other communist countries didn’t know anything about the LGBT community.

The Communist Party imposed this taboo; the social movement for the rights of the LGBT community started in Romania after 1989.

So common people without knowledge about the issue became very intolerant;  that intolerance is common feature for  all former communist countries after  the Russian model.

Thus,  many Romanians, almost 3 millions,  don’t allow  marriage or some similar status (a civil union) for those in same-sex relationships.

Threats to human rights:   

A very serious threat appeared;   due to their lack of knowledge, people are easily manipulated. Under the umbrella of so called “traditional family ”, due to manipulation  and intolerance, many people ask to take away the citizenship rights of part of the citizens of Romania.

More than that:

To impose a model family in the Constitution – “ a family is  composed by a man and a woman” ! That means that  is denying citizenship to all children who, through no fault of their own, do not have a family that fits that model.

Children who have lost a parent or from single parent, man or woman – but mostly women – will have not  protection,   the Constitution will not protect them !

Once again, people forget  that any dictatorship begins with the violation  of  the rights of a minority.

MARTIN NIEMÖLLER says:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Conclusion:

A danger is floating over the Romanian   society:  to take away the human rights of the citizens of a minority group – that is the first step to dictatorship!

So, other rights will be taken away as easily!  There is a huge danger  not only from minority groups but from the majority as well.

 

 

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