I have even heard that word, gaitare.
I don't know many gay people here personally but I do know a few.
And we have some public people who are gays, I wonder if in Romania anyone would openly say they're gay.
"And still deeper the meaning of that story of Narcissus, who because he could not grasp the tormenting, mild image he saw in the fountain, plunged into it and was drowned. But that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all. "- Herman Melville, Moby Dick
We have an openly gay member of parliament and a member of parliament after a male to female sex reassignment surgery (currently the only transgender MP in the world I think). Not bad for a former communist country with an immensely powerful church. Too bad they got in on a rising anti-church wave and not on their own merit.