Where can two women kiss in Bucharest?

Last year, Romanians voted in a referendum to ban gay marriage. But the country is hardly a haven for gay couples. Even in the capital, it's hard to find a place where gay couples can avoid censure.

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Why this story matters:

This original graphic story is a short guide on where gay couples can make out in Bucharest without facing opprobium.

It's a short guide: there's not that many places actually. Just a few bars and a cooperative theatre/ social space.

Also, it really counts if you're a male or female gay couple -- some places are better for women, other for men. A complicated geography to negotiate. 

Details from the story:

  • This graphic story clearly shows where to go to if you're a gay couple wanting to have fun and make out as couples do while out.
  • Q, an 'offcial' gay club is one obvious choice; this is considered to be the place to go for male couples; it has a dark room
  • Macaz, a cooperative bar/theatre space is the meeting place for lesbian couples; it's also a place where conversation can get quite intellectual 
  • Control, a popular club, is also considered to be a friendly location; so is Apolo 111 club nearby
  • Manasia club and terrace are the last friendly location spotted; this place also hosts MozaiQ, one of the better known gay rights groups in Romania
  • And that's that. 

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