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Venice breaks cultural ties with St Petersburg over anti-gay law

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  1. auntie babs 30 Jan 2013, 12:33pm

    Venice has just shot up my list of possible holiday destinations this year.

  2. Pavlos Prince of Greece 30 Jan 2013, 12:58pm

    Rasputin against Prince Jusupov, 100 years later.

  3. A surprising development, given Italy’s backwardness on equality for gays in general, but a welcome one. Go, Venice!

  4. Now Manchester needs to follow suit. How do we do this?

  5. GulliverUK 30 Jan 2013, 1:48pm

    I would have preferred if it had said “Vatican” ! :D

    but it’s welcome.

  6. GingerlyColors 30 Jan 2013, 2:34pm

    I hope that both Venice and Milan will be an example to the rest of Italy which is dragging it’s feet over LGBT issues as well as to it’s (ex) partners abroad.

  7. I don’t think this is the same as ending the ‘twinning’ arrangement that Manchester has with St Petersburg & London has with Moscow, but ending such connections would seem to be appropriate, presumably petitioning Manchester Council & Boris Johnson being a good start.

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