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IDAHOT 2020 – This is why we must not be ashamed of who we are.
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IDAHOT 2020 – This is why we must not be ashamed of who we are.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia 2020.  Let's start with one fact: ours is a male-dominated, patriarchal, and obsessively religious society. This implies that if you are not male, heterosexual, and religious, somehow, you do not fit in this normality. What if you don’t fit in then? Well, then a part of our society feels authorized to be offensive and violent with you. Like if they were Gods able to decide what’s the right kind of love. Their targets to hit are always minorities. It is easy to blame those who are numerically lower or physically less strong. Technically, women would not be a minority, but as women, they are seen as inferior by some men. According to the prevailing patriarchal male chauvinism, women are inferior beings who have very specific ...
Italy: crime of passion. Killer revealed and arrested.
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Italy: crime of passion. Killer revealed and arrested.

Friends of the victim have quickly shared the picture of the killer on social medias. The Killer of a young gay man in Italy (Rome) has quickly been identified and arrested for the murder of Alessandro Borrelli, who was killed yesterday afternoon shortly after 6.30 pm in his apartment on the ground floor of Via Cagliari, in the suburbs of Ciampino - Rome. It is not yet clear whether Stefano, who managed to save himself by miracle, was his new partner or just a friend, but it is thanks to the witness of the survivor that police immediately found the killer. Crime of passion is the main hypothesis followed by the investigators, even if other options are not excluded. There may be other people involved. Terror, however, in the complex of public housing, where gunshots rang out sudden...
LGBT+ people’s fears across Europe. A new research shows very interesting results.
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LGBT+ people’s fears across Europe. A new research shows very interesting results.

“We deserve to feel safe in our country without being afraid to hold hands with our spouse. Today, this is not a reality.”  This is what one of the 140,000 interviewed LGBT+ people across Europe, North Macedonia, Serbia and the UK, added to his survey before handing it to FRA - The European Agency for Human Fundamental Rights - that published an interesting data on the quality of life of the European LGBT+ population. The research, called  “A long way to go for LGBTI equality”, touched different and interesting points related to the quality of life of a person and to their fundamental human rights. Data shown in this survey are also compared to a similar survey dated 2012. What is very worrying is the percentage of LGBT+ experiencing discrimination in normal life or even when when l...
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