Italy celebrates its second ever LGBT History Month – Here’s why it matters

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04/08/2023

This month, Italy celebrates its second LGBT History Month, with a variety of events and seminars being held in its honour throughout the coming weeks. In a country where queer people have often struggled to find acceptance, activists are hailing this initiative as a crucial opportunity to shed further light on the community’s past and present. But could the country’s new far-right government threaten its future? From rural Missouri to Milan’s city hall: LGBT History month’s origins: Back in 2021 – as Italy emerged from the depths of the Covid-19 pandemic – a group of Italian academics, working from across Europe and both sides of the pond, decided it was time to pool their resources and start a new LGBT History month, following the lead of other European countries.

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