Italy

LGBTI Rights in Italy


ADDED ON: 05/12/2019

Italy won’t recognize gay couple as dads to surrogate babies: top court

A gay couple from Trento who had two children in Canada with the help of an egg donor and a surrogate mother cannot both be named as the children's fathers in Italy,…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2019

Amnesty to monitor Italian politicians’ social media for hate speech

The Italian arm of Amnesty International said it would be tracking comments posted amid concerns verbal and physical violence is on the rise under Italy's populist government. The global advocacy organisation is…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2019

Verona protests: Tens of thousands of campaigners march against ‘medieval’ anti-LGBT+ and anti-abortion conference

Tens of thousands of campaigners descended on the streets of Verona over the weekend to show their opposition to an anti-LGBT+ and anti-abortion conference whose self-avowed goal is to establish the “natural…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2019

International anti-LGBT, anti-abortion congress opens in Verona

The World Congress of Families, an anti-gay and reproductive rights conference organized by a designated hate group, opened in the northern Italian city of Verona on Friday amid tight security. Several prominent…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

M5S leader Di Maio distances party from ‘medieval’ anti-LGBT conference

Italy’s co-deputy prime minister and governing Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio has slammed his coalition partner the League party as “medieval” for its support for an anti-gay, anti-abortion event…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

Italian lesbian reveals years of corrective rape by father

A 23-year-old Italian woman has spoken out about the years of sexual assault she suffered at the hands of her father, who attempted to “correct” her sexuality. Francesca, who is a lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2019

Italian Newspaper Sparks Fury with ‘homophobic’ Headline

Italian newspaper Libero has sparked controversy publishing a headline seemingly correlating economic decline with an increased number of gay people. The headline, published on the front page of the daily newspaper on Wednesday (January…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2018

Why LGBT Catholics want to change attitudes in Italy

Coming out can be challenging for young people across the globe - but in Italy many young Catholics are struggling with negative attitudes from both their communities and their churches. While some…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2018

Gay Couple Attacked with Petrol and ‘Die in a Gas Chamber’ Graffiti

A gay couple has had petrol thrown at them after unidentified attackers daubed Nazi-inspired graffiti on their home. Angelo Amato and Andrea Gardoni, who live in Stallavena, a small town near Verona, Italy, had swastikas spray-painted…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2018

Italy’s Family Minister Wants to Make It Harder for Same-sex Couples to Become Parents

The Italian minister for family has condemned same-sex parents who conceive a child abroad using practices “banned by [the Italian] legal system.” Minister Lorenzo Fontana appeared to suggest that same-sex parents that have children born via surrogacy methods, which…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2018

One Year After LGBT Pride Event Curtailment at Vicenza, Soldiers Will Take the Stage

When most of U.S. Army Garrison Italy’s first-ever gay pride event was canceled last year after some parents complained they didn’t want their children “indoctrinated,” organizer Bert Gillott was frustrated. “It makes…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Mafia Villa to Become LGBTI Shelter in Italy

A villa seized from the mafia near Naples is to become a shelter for LGBTI Italians and migrants who have fled discrimination in their home countries, in a bid to foster acceptance…

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