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150 People Hold Gay Pride March in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania – About 150 people have held a gay pride march in Romania, hours after a few dozen anti-gay activists held a rally condemning homosexuality.

There were no clashes or incidents during Saturday’s gay pride march, which was attended by U.S. Ambassador Mark Gitenstein, British Ambassador Martin Harris and Swedish Ambassador Anders Bengtcen.

The participants displayed colorful banners calling for sexual diversity and acceptance.

Romania decriminalized homosexuality in 2000 under pressure from the European Union and the U.S.

But gays say they are still discriminated against in Romania.

Anti-gay activists say they will continue to organize rallies for “normality” for as long as gay parades are held.


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