Italian Senate kills bill intended to protect LGBTQI people against hate crime

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Two years of hard work have been sabotaged by a sordid stitch-up between cynical politicians and the Church BY jane fae, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In the end, it took the votes of just twelve senators to bury the hopes of Italy’s LGBTQI community.   For the last two years, a major focus for LGBT people [….]

“I was forced to run away from home”: A harrowing story of lesbian life in Italy

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Chiara Rolla, 27, was threatened by her own mother  BY JANE FAE As the world marks IDAHOBIT 2021, a heartbreaking and horrific story slips into my Twitter mentions from Italy. It deserves to be heard in full, if only for the bravery of the young woman speaking out. Though I have not the slightest doubt [….]

#ElisaPomarelli: Remember her name, her story – not that of her murderer

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A young, LGBTQI woman’s memory is being erased as the Italian press “romanticise” the man who murdered her BY JANE FAE (WITH ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM NOVIOLENZADONNE). IMAGE TWITTER. There is a meltdown happening on Italian Twitter right now. For once, it is a bit more than froth, for it shines a disturbing light on an [….]