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LGBTI Rights in Italy


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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ADDED ON: 06/22/2021

Vatican condemned for ‘unprecedented interference’ in Italian bid to outlaw anti-LGBT+ hate

The Vatican has stated its opposition to an Italian bill that would help protect LGBT+ people from discrimination in an “unprecedented” move. Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican’s foreign minister, claimed that the…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2021

‘Political backlash’ blamed for halting LGBT+ rights gains in Europe

Progress on laws to boost LGBT+ rights has come to a virtual standstill in Europe amid a rise in homophobic and anti-transgender rhetoric by politicians in countries including Poland and Hungary, an…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2021

LGBT activists urge Italian government to approve anti-homophobia law

Unlike many of its EU partners, Italy still does not have laws to punish homophobic hate crimes. But now a law proposed by Alessandro Zan, an MP with the Democratic party, has…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2021

Roma and Gadji: The Love Story of Two Women United in Matrimony

Sveta is 29 years old and lives in Chieri, Italy. Occasionally, she works as an online Russian teacher, volunteers at some Roma camps in Turin, and has started a fundraiser attempting to…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2021

Far right puts brakes on a new law that aims to stamp out homophobia in Italy

Daniela Lourdes Falanga has had her fair share of battles. The first was to survive a brutal upbringing as the firstborn son of a mafia boss in Naples. Falanga, 43, had been…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2021

Attack on kissing men fuels push for Italy hate crime law

A recent attack in a Rome train station on two men who were kissing fueled calls by Italian political leaders Sunday for quick passage of a hate crimes law to protect members…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

Italy court urges more rights for children of gay couples

Italy's Constitutional Court on Tuesday said the country urgently needs a law on the rights of children of same-sex couples, in a step campaigners said did not go far enough. The court…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2021

Italian politicians targeting LGBTQ people to divert attention away from the COVID economy, experts say

Two years ago, Francesco, then 18, became homeless overnight. His mother, an evangelical Christian, called the police to evict him from the family's home in the southern Italian city of Naples, saying…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2021

Europe’s nurses need more training to ‘reduce biases’ around LGBT+ issues

Calls have been made to ensure nurses across Europe are trained to be “compassionate and culturally aware” towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, after new research found staff from strict…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

More European politicians found using homophobic hate speech

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as it sounded the alarm about…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2021

More European politicians found using homophobic hate speech

Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as it sounded the alarm about a backlash against LGBT+ rights…

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