Italy

LGBTI Rights in Italy


ADDED ON: 09/29/2022

The Anti-LGBTQ+ Views of Italy’s Likely New Leader, Giorgia Meloni

LGBTQ+ Italians are concerned about the views of the country’s presumptive new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni. Meloni is leader of the Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), a right-wing party that is forming…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Italy’s ‘next PM’ Giorgia Meloni is a far-right leader who rallied against ‘LGBT lobbies’

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, who has rallied against “LBGT lobbies” and so-called “gender ideology”, is set to become Italy’s first female prime minister. Projections based on the near-final count of votes showed…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2022

Same-sex parenting not normal, says aide to Italy’s Meloni

Same-sex parenting is not normal, a senior member of the far-right party expected to win Italy’s election on Sunday has suggested, casting a fresh spotlight on its socially conservative agenda. The remarks…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

Italian politics has been in trouble for decades. Now it’s heading for a new low

Earlier this month, Alessio Di Giulio, a Florentine councillor with rightwing populist party the League, posted a 17-second video that, to my mind, marks the nadir of what has been one of…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2022

Politicians in Italy are freaking out over lesbian polar bears in a British cartoon

A far-right political group in Italy is up in arms over a popular British children’s cartoon that recently featured a lesbian polar bear couple. Federico Mollicone, culture spokesperson for the conservative Brothers…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2022

Pope Francis again meets with transgender group sheltering at Rome church

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has met with a fourth group of transgender people who found shelter at a Rome church, the Vatican newspaper reported earlier this month. L’Osservatore Romano said the…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

3 LGBTQ diplomats see opportunity and crisis for queer people around the world

The world is at an inflection point for LBGTQ rights, as a mixture of opportunities and crises converge, according to an assessment from one of the world's few special envoys on queer…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2022

Fmr. Vatican ambassador: Ukraine’s Zelensky promotes LGBTQ ideology

ROME – Italian Catholic-Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican’s former papal nuncio to the United States, in an over 10,000 word essay published Monday, accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of catering to a “reform”…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2021

‘Disgraceful’: Italy’s senate votes down anti-homophobic violence bill

Italy’s senate has killed off a bill that would have made violence against LGBT people and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a hate crime. The 315-member senate voted by 154 to…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2021

‘I’m tired of feeling invisible’: Italian bill’s rejection leaves LGBT+ community in anger

For many in Italy’s LGBT+ community, the rejection of a bill meant to ban discrimination has been viewed as a step backwards on the already-fraught road to equality. Fabio Perna, a 33-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2021

‘Disgraceful’: Italy’s senate votes down anti-homophobic violence bill

Italy’s senate has killed off a bill that would have made violence against LGBT people and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a hate crime. The 315-member senate voted by 154 to…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2021

Raffaella Carrà, Italian cultural institution and LGBT icon, laid to rest in Rome

In Italy’s week of mourning for Raffaella Carrà, one image summed up her universal appeal: a rainbow flag – the symbol of the LGBT movement – next to her coffin in a…

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