Category: LGBTQ+ rights

Salento Pride on Wikipedia

How nice to see that Salento Pride now has an entry on Wikipedia. Also good to read on the main Wikipedia page for Puglia that: “Apulia is known for its tolerance and openness. For many years it has been a major holiday destination for the Italian gay population [and] now draws an international gay crowd over […]

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Will Italy finally move toward LGBTQ+ equality?

Many think of Italy as being LGBTQ+ friendly. Here in Puglia we sometimes feel we are “protected” by a permissive bubble, especially come summer time in Salento. Yet Italy trails behind many other European countries in moving towards the equal treatment of LGBT people. Criminal law sanctions discrimination on racial or religious grounds but there […]

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Italy’s Pride Wave – LGBTQ+ Pride in Italy 2020

Pride parades celebrating LGBTQ achievements and community take place throughout Italy from mid-May to the end of September. The collective Pride wave (“Onda Pride”) sweeps across Italy as Pride is celebrated in more than 30 towns and cities. This year Italy’s first confirmed event will be held here in Puglia, in Taranto on May 23rd. Rome […]

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Salento Pride 2020

The next Salento Pride – on 20 June 2020 –  will take place in Brindisi, switching destination from Gallipoli where it has taken place since its inception in 2016. Gallipoli is the beating heart of gay summer in the Salento. But the organisers of Puglia’s most authentic Pride (perhaps why it is also fondly referred […]

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Italian attitudes to LGBTQ+ people

The 2019 edition of the OECD’s (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Society at a Glance  survey examines trends in social well-being across the OECD. It features a special chapter on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, how they fare in terms of their economic situation and well-being, and what policies can […]

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LGBTQ+ travel index 2019

Sweden has been named the most LGBT-friendly country in the world for travellers according to new research into gay rights in 150 countries. The UK is sixth safest on the list, with Italy ranking the 54th safest country (out of 150). The US does not make the top 20. The LGBTQ+ Danger Index was created by […]

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