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LGBT advocates demonstrate against a referendum to redefine marriage in early September 2018, in Bucharest, Romania. “As a gay Christian person, I find myself in the principles that are the basis of Christianity: love toward others and love toward God. I think these principles guide my life, my decisions, my actions. Looking at what is happening lately in the Romanian Orthodox Church, I cannot feel represented by the church any more because it failed badly in practicing exactly these principles, turning people against each other. A community of believers should accept everybody without discrimination,” said Victor Ciobotaru, a member of Accept, a group advocating for LGBT rights in Romania. RNS photo by Alexandra Radu