Public attitudes toward homosexuality remain generally negative. In spite of this, Romania has made significant legal progress in decriminalising homosexual acts and adopting antidiscrimination laws.
- There is no legal provision for same-sex partnerships.
- Bucharest remains the most tolerant city in the country, though here, too, open displays of affection between same-sex couples are rare.
- The Bucharest-based Accept Association (www.acceptromania.ro) is an NGO that defends and promotes the rights of gays and lesbians at a national level. Each year in June the group helps to organise the six-day festival Bucharest Pride, with films, parties, conferences and a parade.