Italy

LGBTI Rights in Italy


ADDED ON: 12/01/2022

Rainbow flag-waving protester invades World Cup pitch

A man ran onto the pitch during Monday's World Cup group-stage match between Portugal and Uruguay, holding up a rainbow flag to protest Qatar's anti-LGBT laws. The activist, whose blue Superman T-shirt…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2022

Lesbian couple in Italy wins right not to be identified as “mother” & “father” on government docs

In a rebuff to Italy’s new right-wing government, a lesbian couple in Italy has won the right not be identified as “mother” and “father” on their child’s identity card. A judge in…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2022

Italy Govt Loses Court Battle Over ID Documents for Gay Parents

ROME (Reuters) - Same-sex parents have the right not to be called "father" and "mother" in the ID papers of their offspring, a court in Italy has ruled, in a decision that…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2022

Italy adopts new LGBT strategy just before right-wing takeover

Italy's outgoing government has adopted a new plan for LGBT rights just before handing over the reins to a right-wing administration that promises to be far more socially conservative. "We weren't very…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2022

The Anti-LGBTQ+ Views of Italy’s Likely New Leader, Giorgia Meloni

LGBTQ+ Italians are concerned about the views of the country’s presumptive new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni. Meloni is leader of the Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), a right-wing party that is forming…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Italy’s ‘next PM’ Giorgia Meloni is a far-right leader who rallied against ‘LGBT lobbies’

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, who has rallied against “LBGT lobbies” and so-called “gender ideology”, is set to become Italy’s first female prime minister. Projections based on the near-final count of votes showed…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2022

Same-sex parenting not normal, says aide to Italy’s Meloni

Same-sex parenting is not normal, a senior member of the far-right party expected to win Italy’s election on Sunday has suggested, casting a fresh spotlight on its socially conservative agenda. The remarks…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

Italian politics has been in trouble for decades. Now it’s heading for a new low

Earlier this month, Alessio Di Giulio, a Florentine councillor with rightwing populist party the League, posted a 17-second video that, to my mind, marks the nadir of what has been one of…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2022

Politicians in Italy are freaking out over lesbian polar bears in a British cartoon

A far-right political group in Italy is up in arms over a popular British children’s cartoon that recently featured a lesbian polar bear couple. Federico Mollicone, culture spokesperson for the conservative Brothers…

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ADDED ON: 08/22/2022

Pope Francis again meets with transgender group sheltering at Rome church

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has met with a fourth group of transgender people who found shelter at a Rome church, the Vatican newspaper reported earlier this month. L’Osservatore Romano said the…

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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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