Hate Is Hate

Word Count: 2603 I spend the majority of my time here on the blog writing about the colossal failures of the government, and I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that Romania hasn’t really been a democracy since June 1990. But there is one really big issue that has nothing to do with corrupt politicians…

Moldova News | LGBT

Originally posted on Outlas:
Anti-LGBT protesters disrupt LGBT Pride festivities in Moldova Video Credit: Campania socială Fără Frică Hundreds demonstrated against a Pride march taking place in Chisinau, the Moldovan capital, by chanting, singing, and reportedly throwing eggs and holy water at participants. The protests appeared to have been led by Orthodox Christian demonstrators, who…

Being Transgender in Romania

I’m not always a huge fan of the Huffington Post, but much props to them for this article about transgender people struggling to gain respect in Romania. Patrick’s good friend Sasha founded TRANSform, the first NGO to serve the needs of Romania’s transgender community, in 2013 (the same year they both started their HRT), with…

Absolutely Fabulous!

Wow! I must confess I did something quite different this past weekend, and I not only had an absolutely fabulous time but it was also some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time. Again, no names, but a few weeks ago I met a few guys here in Cluj-Napoca who were the…

Gay Baby Panic in Timisoara

In 2007 on a very hot summer afternoon I was in Timisoara with a friend of mine. We were walking in the beautiful pedestrian area near the National Opera when a young man in a black t-shirt handed me a sheet of paper. I took it, not knowing what it was, and then stopped short…