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The Little (Gay) Prince Who Wanted to Commit Suicide

Filippo Brunamonti | Posted 06.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Filippo Brunamonti

When I was 18 I asked my mother to put me away in a mental hospital. I told her to do this so that thoughts of homosexuality and suicide would not cross my mind. This had to be done, for I was in unbearable pain. But my mother did not do what I had asked.

How I Escaped Italy's Homophobia With My Imaginary Friend

Filippo Brunamonti | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Filippo Brunamonti

According to the doctors I denied my homosexuality, which made me afraid. In the region where I lived, Marche, people would laugh at me, and for this reason I'd asked my family to lock me away in a room of isolation. That's where I met Stella, a little girl only I could see.

WATCH: Italian Politicans Interrupt Debate With Kissing Protest

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.20.2013 | Gay Voices

Five Star Movement (M5S) politicians, currently the most powerful political party in Italy, staged a kissing protest this week during a parliamentary ...

A Day In A Queer Life In Italy: Life On Hold

Marcello Signore | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Marcello Signore

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgIn my country, Italy, I talk about creating a family while our parliament is still debating whether there should be a law against homophobia. This in Italy, where every day hundreds of boys and young men are the victims of bullying.

A Day In A Queer Life In Italy: Being A Lesbian Mom When Families Like Mine Still Aren't Recognized

Giuseppina La Delfa | Posted 05.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Giuseppina La Delfa

2013-02-14-ADayInTheQueerLifeBanner.jpgNext month Andrea has to have a minor operation. But to the government and the hospital's administration I'm nobody in relation to my son. That's how it is: We're family and yet not family, and we stagger back and forth from joy to anxiety.

It's Time For A Gay Revolution In Italy

Marcello Signore | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Marcello Signore

We lack a true LGBT leader in Italy. Our civil rights ship is missing its Han Solo. All we've got is B-level personalities. They're old and bald and preach like pastors. They have no relevant ideas, they are not brave, and they don't think forward. In other words, they're a lot like our politicians.