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San Domino Island

The Fascinating Tale of Fascist Italy's All-Gay Island Paradise

Mark Adnum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark Adnum

In 1938 a Sicilian mayor did the local homosexuals an inadvertent favor, and all in the name of currying favor with Mussolini. Anxious to appear as fascist as possible, the mayor of Catania rounded up 45 guys and shipped them to the lovely island of San Domino in the Adriatic Sea.