Naples mayor Luigi De Magistris has announced plans to record same-sex marriages that have been performed in countries where they are legal in his city’s civil register. He announced the plans just weeks after an Italian court ruled that the Tuscan city of Grosseto must register the marriage of a couple who married in New

Sochi 2014: Vladimir Luxuria arrested for holding ‘Gay is OK’ banner

Europe’s first openly transgender parliamentarian detained at Winter Olympics amid controversy surrounding gay rights. A prominent Italian gay rights campaigner and former MP has been arrested in Sochi while watching the Winter Olympics with a banner reading “Gay Is Ok” in Russian, two activists have said. Vladimir Luxuria, a television personality and actor who became Europe‘s first openly transgender parliamentarian

Italy pasta company Barilla: ‘We will never have gay people in our ads’

Chairman of one of Italy’s biggest brands, Barilla: “I would never make a spot with a homosexual family. Not out of a lack of respect but because I don’t see it like they do. (My idea of) family is a classic family where the woman has a fundamental role,” said Guido Barilla on Italian radio programme La Zanzara. “We

A law against homophobia is finally discussing in Italian parliament, after a very long delay. The very first proposal was to extend to LGBT people the law “Mancino” wich condamn hate speech and violence against ethnic and religious minority group. Opposers said that such kind of law might limit the freedom of expression, so many

Putin claims Berlusconi is being persecuted for being heterosexual

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made the extraordinary claim that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is being persecuted because of his heterosexuality over claims he had sex with an underage prostitute. ‘Berlusconi is being tried because he lives with women,’ Putin said Thursday in Valdai, Russia. ‘If he were homosexual, no one would lift