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Romania's Got Talent Judge Calls Gays 'Abnormal,' Lashes Out Against Conchita Wurst and Political Correctness

Mihaela Rădulescu
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Romanian TV Star Defends Partner Felix Baumgartner's Attack On Gay Rights

A Romanian television star has publicly called gay people abnormal and asked for gay couples to refrain from public displays of affection, reports Gay Star News.

Referring to gays as “you abnormal people,” Romania's Got Talent judge Mihaela Rădulescu compared LGBTI people with terrorists and called for public LGBTI events to be banned.

Rădulescu also called Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst “a woman who was a man but can’t let go of the beard” and said that increased rights for gay people would “infringe on the majority’s right to disagree with their lifestyle.”

Rădulescu’s comments were inspired by a Facebook post by her partner Felix Baumgartner written in defense of Austrian folk singer Andreas Gabalier, who had complained at an awards ceremony that “it’s not easy in this world if, as a man, you still like women.” When booed by the audience, Gabalier said “politically correct” people should be more tolerant of his intolerance.


Toll, Toller, TOLERANZ!Man(n) kann diesem Burschen nur gratulieren! Da stellt sich einer auf die Bühne einer Musik...

Posted by Felix Baumgartner on Saturday, 4 April 2015

 Rădulescu has since backtracked on her comments with the old "some of my best friends are gay" chestnut.


Snowboarder Records Moment the Mountain Cracks Beneath Him in an Avalanche: VIDEO


Snowboarder Sorin Radu was making a run down Papusa Mountain in Gorj, Romania this week when he had an unexpected visitor in the form of an avalanche.


Radu was wearing a GoPro3+ camera which captured the moment the snow crust began to break and ripple all around him, eventually sweeping him up in the deluge of white powder.

Radu lived to post the video to YouTube.

Watch his ride, AFTER THE JUMP...


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Romanian Parliament Blocks Civil Union Bill

RomaniaA bill that would have extended civil unions to same-sex and opposite-sex couples in Romania was blocked last week by the Juridicial Commission of the country’s lower house Chamber of Deputies, Stiri pentru viata reports.

One of the more vocal opponents of the legislation, MP Diana Tusha, delivered an intervention last month in front of her fellow lawmakers in which she expressed her views that the bill was antithetical to Romanian values and tradition.  

Said Tusha:

TushaDespite appearances, civil partnership is not about simple fiscal or housing benefits for unmarried heterosexual and homosexual couples, but about the very definition of family and therefore about its future.

For the first time in Romania’s history, somebody tries to shift the focus of this institution from monogamous heterosexual marriage to a simple – I quote: ‘non-discriminatory’; end of quotation – civil contract between two persons regardless of their sex. […]

We have the terrible example of countries like France, Spain and England, where this attack went so far that the government, after legislating for marriage, adoptive filiation and assisted reproduction for same-sex couples, also replaced the words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ in the civil status registries with the allegedly more neutral terms of ‘parent A’ or ‘parent B’.

It’s hard to imagine a graver aggression towards nature and ultimately also against citizens.

And since we’ve mentioned the citizens, we are here to represent the majority of Romanians, who believe that family based on marriage between [persons of opposite] sexes is the first and foremost centre of social life.

Tusha went on to use the right-wing Arizona brand of logic by saying that while she as a Christian is opposed to discrimination, it doesn't really count as discrimination when you're limiting the rights of gays.

Romanian Gay Couple's Wedding Ceremony Becomes Country's First Televised Same-Sex Marriage

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On a recent episode of a Romanian reality game show, a gay couple's wedding not only won the ceremony competition, but also became the very first televised broadcast of a gay wedding in Romania's history.

Screen Shot 2013-09-14 at 5.46.43 PMDaniel and Mihai, who have been together for 14 years, decided to share their Bucharest wedding with viewers as a statement because of Romania's laws prohibiting gay weddings or civil partnerships for same-sex couples.

Billed as a lifestyle reality game show, Four Weddings and a Challenge involves four brides/grooms attending each other's weddings and rating them on dress, venue, food and overall experience. Not only did Daniel and Mihai win the luxury honeymoon grand prize, the episode became the most watched TV production on that Thursday's evening prime time slot.

You can check out footage of the ceremony here. (note: a majority of the text and audio is in Romanian).

Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1065

KISS IT FORWARD: A PSA from Marriage Equality USA and Revenge Is that celebrates all love being equal.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: A recent rally by anti-gay Christianist opponents of marriage equality got an earful from a rightfully furious angry lesbian. You go girl.

HOMOSEXUALIZED: NOM rabbi Yehuda Levin lashes out at Bill O'Reilly for defending Ellen DeGeneres against One Million Moms.

ROMANIA: Threading the needle.

For recent Guides to the Tube, click HERE.

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