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Guide to resources on LGBTQ+ in Eastern Europe: Romania

Romania Overview

LGBT map of Romania


Homosexuality is legal in Romania since 2001, but same-sex marriage and partnership is not recognised, with an exception of foreign same-sex marriages. Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is banned under Romanian criminal code in areas of housing, employment and military service. It is legal to change one’s legal gender, but the legal procedures are to accomplish that are not straightforward. National Council for Combating Discrimination is an official governmental body in charge of implementing anti-discrimination laws and policies in Romania. 


Academic institutions 





  • Angelicuss first Romanian LGBT magazine published by Be An Angel, an LGBT rights organisation from Cluj-Napoca [in Romanian].


Data and statistics







  • Sexul vs barza - a platform dedicated to sexual education, it provides related material including LGBTQ content [in Romanian].
  • Queero - a platform online initiated by ACCEPT volunteers with the desire to create an LGBT online space [in Romanian].
  • Bucharest Pride - portal of an annual festival dedicated to LGBT rights in Romania [in Romanian].
  • Suntgay - LGBT community website [in Romanian].
  • Homoistorii. Lesirea din Invisibilitate. E-book on issuu [in Romanian].


This guide is produced and curated by UCL SSEES Library as part of the UCL European Institute’s Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence Programme 2019.   


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