Category: History

LGBTQ+ History Month | Puglia’s gay island community created by Fascists

In Italia Sono Tutti Maschi | In Italy they are all men In 1938 under Mussolini’s Fascist Italy, a group of gay men were labelled “degenerate”, expelled from their homes and interned on Puglia’s beautiful Tremiti Islands. They were held under a prison regime enduring harsh conditions on San Domino. Some died. Gay men were […]

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Bloody history

“In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love. They had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” – Harry Lime, The Third Man, 1949

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