Italy

LGBTI Rights in Italy


ADDED ON: 11/07/2020

Italy lower house approves bill protecting LGBTQ+ community, women and disabled people from violence

Italy’s lower house of parliament passed a bill Wednesday that extends anti-discrimination protection to women, disabled people and members of the LGBTQ+ community, making violence against these groups a hate crime. Existing…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2020

Activists hail bill to make violence against LGBT people a hate crime in Italy

Activists in Italy have hailed a vote in the lower house of parliament to pass a bill that would make violence against LGBT people and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a…

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ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

LGBT Italians Protest in 63 Cities to DemandProtection from Violence

Protestors in 63 Italian cities have come together with 24 organizations to demand LGBT+ people receive protection from violence. Meanwhile 69,000 people from Italy and all over the world have signed a…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2020

Demos planned as Italy mulls LGBT+ hate crime law for the sixth time

When Marlon Landolfo kissed his date on a night out, onlookers started heckling, a fight broke out and his friend ended up in hospital - the latest in a series of anti-gay…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2020

Demos planned as Italy mulls LGBT+ hate crime law for the sixth time

When Marlon Landolfo kissed his date on a night out, onlookers started heckling, a fight broke out and his friend ended up in hospital - the latest in a series of anti-gay…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2020

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

Politicians deepen existing divides when they use inflammatory language, such as hate speech, and this makes their societies more likely to experience political violence and terrorism. That’s the conclusion from a study…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Wish It Was a Coming Out: older gay people in Italy – in pictures

Photographer Melissa Ianniello’s long-term project investigates the double taboos of homosexuality and old age in Italy. The subjects of her intimate portraits are a group of gay men and lesbians between 60…

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ADDED ON: 08/02/2020

Italy is one step closer to protecting LGBT+ people with a new bill, if the far-right doesn’t tear it down first

Although Italy approved same-sex civil unions in 2016, the country still lags behind other European countries in enacting measures against homotransphobia. In fact, 24 years after then-MP Nichi Vendola first proposed an…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2020

Italy opens historic debate on long-awaited bill to outlaw LGBT+ hate crime

Italy has been divided by debate over the country’s first law that would punish discrimination and hate crimes against LGBT+ people. The proposed legislation would bring Italy in line with its western…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2020

‘We’re living in fear’: LGBT people in Italy pin hopes on new law

For 15 years, Marco and his boyfriend had lived together fairly peacefully in a town outside Rome. Then, in early June, a neighbour started harassing them. “It began quite lightly, with him…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2020

Fight over equal rights for LGBT people divides Italy

Three weeks on from the brutal attack in the Italian city of Pescara that left a young gay man needing reconstructive facial surgery, Lorenzo has joined a small gathering on the busy…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2020

Pope Francis just threw his support behind a small community of Italian transgender sex workers

Sex workers, particularly those who are undocumented, have been badly hit by the pandemic as many are unable to work or claim benefits. This was the case for a group of trans…

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