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About 150 People Attended Gay Pride Parade In Bucharest

Some 150 people went on a Diversity March Saturday afternoon in Romania’s capital Bucharest, the last event of this year’s week-long Gay Fest, dedicated to promoting diversity, freedom of expression and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights.


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About 150 People Attended Gay Pride Parade In Bucharest

Participants waved flags and banners, danced and sang,celebrating diversity. Some of the male attendants wore colorfulevening gowns and high heels.

The march was joined by a few dozen people from the U.S. Embassyand ambassador Mark Gitenstein, UK ambassador Martin Harris,Swedish ambassador Anders Bengtcen, officials of the RomanianCouncil Against Discrimination and of Amnesty International.

U.S. ambassador Gitenstein said he is honored to take part inthe parade, adding it is important to show the value of diversitywhich has taken the U.S. to where it is today in terms of freedomand diversity. Swedish ambassador Bengtcen said it is important tohold events advocating human rights, freedom and diversity, whilethe Amnesty International official called on Romanian authoritiesto actively promote diversity.


The eighth annual edition of Gay Fest, organized by "Accept", anNGO defending the rights of sexual minorities, took place on May 30- June 4 and included a debate on the freedom of movement of gaycouples in the EU, film screening, including the oldest gay film inthe history of cinematography, an electro concert and an event ongay literature.

Earlier Saturday, dozens of members and sympathizers offar-right nationalistic group Noua Dreapta held a march of theirown, "for normality" and against homosexuality.

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