The Museum of Queer History and Culture in Timisoara

The right to personal and family life, privacy, and love is the foundation of solidarity that led to the boycott of the 2018 anti-LGBTI constitutional referendum and the case of the 21 families defending themselves against Romania at the European Court of Human Rights.

Our families are still outside the law. Considered dangerous, immoral, scandalous, they are denied legal protection and social recognition. A rhetoric of moral panic has been activated against them: love between people of the same sex is said to threaten other families, Romania's destiny, and its cultural and religious homogeneity. All families should be the same, our emotions, needs, and hopes can at most be tolerated if not expressed "publicly." We must not be seen or heard.

Art gives us the chance to be ourselves and to imagine who we can be. It brings to the surface projections, loves, and forgotten or hidden intimacies from history and the present. It recruits deities, peasants, and workers, artists who question or defy the norm. It's about those who have to occupy public space to avoid being ignored and stigmatized. It's about us and our families living in a hostile society.

We invite you to an exhibition about us.

This project is part of the national cultural programme "Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in the year 2023" and is funded by the City of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.

Organised in partnership with the Municipality of Timișoara through the Project Centre.

Part of

(In)visible Histories

(In)visible Histories