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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.