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Now on its second edition,  CLUJ PRIDE is the first event of its kind in Transylvania. It aims to provide visibility for the LGBTQ community in Cluj, to encourage the participation of LGBTQ people in community activities, and to contribute to the national dialogue on topics affecting us and our families. We bring to the table a local splash of colour and a light and optimistic attitude, all through a series of activities covering a vast array of needs – from LGBTQ themed presentations and movie screenings, to interactive exhibitions and community picnics.

The full CLUJ PRIDE 2018 schedule can be found HERE.

The festival’s activities will take place from the 20th to the 24th of June 2018.

🏳️‍🌈 The Cluj Pride 2018 march will take place on Saturday, June the 23rd, at 5 p.m. – we start marching together from the platform of the “Horia Demian” Sports Hall for equal rights, respect and safety; in solidarity with others; confident, strong, visible. We are here. Facebook event – HERE.

#wearehere #clujpride2018

🏳️‍🌈 “We are here” could well be the name of the campaign for visibility of the 2018 Cluj Pride Festival, but “we are here” is first and foremost a reality. One that we live together, day in and day out, even though there are still many who do not accept it yet.

🏳️‍🌈 We are here to claim the rights of the LGBT community in Romania. People who don’t know us ask why we are taking to the streets of Cluj. Like anyone else in Cluj, we also have the right to public gatherings. Unlike others in Cluj however, we are not safe in the public space. We are here today because the harassment of gay people has to stop!

🏳️‍🌈 We are here to tell those who need to hear it that Romania is the place where our families and our friends live. When people ask us to leave the country, we wonder: would you like to leave your loved ones? I want to stay with them.

🏳️‍🌈 We are doctors, teachers, students, lawyers, supermarket cashiers, volunteers, electricians, athletes, actors or engineers. We are here.

🏳️‍🌈 We are here because we want you to know us as we really are, and not how others portray us. Because no matter how much hate is directed at the LGBT community in Romania, we know that Romanians will get fed up with fake news and incitement against all those who are different. When you love, you can not be wrong.

🏳️‍🌈 We are here because we do not want others to decide how LGBT people should live their family life.

🏳️‍🌈 We are here to provide visibility for the LGBT community in Romania. No stereotypes and no hate. We’re here for you.

CLUJ PRIDE is an event organized by the LGBTQ organization PRIDE Romania, in partnership with the GO FREE association and ACTEDO (The Action Center for Equality and Human Rights).

Partners: MozaiQ, Les Sisterhood Cluj, Tranzit House, ACCEPT, “Eu sunt! Tu?” Program, COMMA Cluj, PATRIR, LMBTQ Erdélyben, QICS – Queer International Cluj Students,  ARDOR Transilvania

Sponsors: ILGA Europe, Het X-Y Actiefonds, Delirio Gay Clubs