Italy

LGBTI Rights in Italy


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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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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