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'My Only Intention Is To See That The Law That Does Not Allow' Gay Marriage 'Is Respected'

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2014 | Gay Voices

ROME, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Italy's interior minister has ordered mayors to stop recognizing the validity of gay marriages performed outside the country...

Mayor Wants To Ban Gays From KISSING In Public

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.12.2014 | Gay Voices

An Italian mayor said this week that he finds kissing between people of the same-sex so "morally harmful" that he wants to ban it in his municipality....

Rome's Gay Pride Revelers Have Other Aims For Their March

Agence France Presse | | Posted 08.07.2014 | Gay Voices

Tens of thousands took to the streets of Rome on Saturday for the city's annual Gay Pride parade and to call on the Italian government to recognise ci...

'A New Chapter For Gay Couples' In Italy

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices

ROME, April 10 (Reuters) - An Italian court has ordered a town to recognise the marriage of a gay couple who were wed in the United States, a move t...

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.

Kiss Power: The Kiss As Protest and Support

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 01.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

"Is not a kiss the very autograph of love?" asked critic Henry Finck more than a century ago. Yes it is. And in this extraordinary era of LGBT history, the kiss has become a signature of what is enjoyed by millions of people and denied to millions more.

'This Is A Moment Of Pain For The Homosexual Community'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Hundreds of gay rights activists held a candle-lit vigil at Rome's Colosseum Wednesday to call for a law against homophobia after a youth threw himsel...

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.

Rome's Gay Community Toasts Pope Benedict XVI's Departure

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

* Vatican helped prevent single-sex partnership law in Italy * Gays criticise pope's influence in developing world * Cam...

Italian Premier Slams Gay Marriage In New Interview

Posted 01.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti came out against both same-sex marriage and adoption, saying his country's parliament "can find other solutions for...

Is There Hope For Gay Marriage In Italy?

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices

ROME -- Italian Premier Mario Monti, who is being backed by the Vatican in his bid for re-election, says gay rights issues – including gay marri...

Italian LGBT Group Protests Pope's Gay Marriage Remarks

Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Italy's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community as well as its allies aren't standing by quietly in the wake of the Pope’s most rece...

WATCH: Adorable Couple Weds In Italian Pro-Gay Marriage Clip

Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Just in time for Valentine's Day, a stunning pro-gay marriage video from Italy is making the rounds of the blogosphere. The slickly-produced clip,...

Italy Debates If Calling Someone Gay Is An Insult

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Stephan Faris ROME, Italy -- Is it an insult to call somebody gay? That is the question Italians are pondering as they await a pivotal court d...