Italy

LGBTI Rights in Italy


ADDED ON: 09/14/2019

Surge in chemsex parties arranged on ‘hook-up’ apps is fuelling fresh HIV epidemic in European cities, doctors warn

A surge in “chemsex” parties, where some people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is refuelling epidemics of HIV among gay men in European towns…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2019

G7 countries to increase Global Fund contributions

Germany, Italy and Canada have announced they will increase their contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France,…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2019

Legalising homosexuality: Germany did it 25 years ago – what about other European countries?

This week Germany celebrated legalising homosexuality twenty-five years ago. Until June 11, 1994, it was still considered a crime in Germany even though since 1969 homosexuals were no longer prosecuted for “fornication”.…

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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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