30th June 2014
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.
28th June 2014
Italy: Anti-gay mob throw excrement at office of LGBT group 14
6:35 PM — An LGBT group in southern Rome was reportedly attacked by a homophobic mob on Wednesday night, with excrement hurled at the group's office.
18th June 2014
Italy: Senate to debate same-sex civil unions in September 15
12:44 PM — Italy's Prime Minister has announced that the Senate will debate a same-sex civil unions bill in September.
12th June 2014
Italy: Court rules that anulment of trans woman’s marriage was unconstitutional 1
1:42 PM — A landmark ruling has been made in the case of a trans woman whose marriage was annulled despite her and her wife wishing to remain married, to say that the annulment was unconstitutional, despite the country having no legal recognition of same-sex marriages.
Italian trans woman fights for right to remain in same-sex marriage 1
1:13 PM — An Italian trans woman is contesting a decision to not allow her to remain married to her wife following gender reassignment.
10th June 2014
Italy: Findus releases ad with gay man coming out to his mother 13
3:51 PM — Frozen food giant Findus has released an Italian advert which features a man coming out to his mother.
23rd May 2014
TV presenter: There are gay players in Italy’s World Cup squad 7
6:32 PM — An Italian television presenter says there are gay players in the Italian World Cup squad.
21st May 2014
Facebook admits ‘mistake’ in suspending user for lesbian kiss photo 8
11:34 AM — Amid a controversy after an Italian user was blocked for uploading a photo of a lesbian kiss, Facebook has admitted it made a "mistake".
20th May 2014
Apparently this photo of a lesbian kiss constitutes ‘nudity and pornography’ on Facebook 16
1:21 PM — An Italian woman said she was left stunned after Facebook suspended her user account for posting a stock photograph of two women kissing in support of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
30th April 2014
Vatican: Catholic bishops will meet to discuss same-sex unions in October 45
10:35 PM — Catholic bishops will hold an 'extraordinary meeting' to discuss same-sex unions later this year, though a change in policy is unlikely.
Gay fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana given 18-month suspended jail term 4
5:16 PM — Dolce and Gabbana have each been sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion.
23rd April 2014
Gay kiss photographic exhibition cancelled after Vatican threat will be shown in NYC 10
6:30 PM — A photographic exhibition which was originally due to be shown in Rome, but which was cancelled after a legal threat from the Vatican has found a new life in NYC.
10th April 2014
Italy: Court orders town to recognise gay couple’s marriage for first time 4
1:55 PM — A town in Italy has been ordered to recognise the marriage of a same-sex couple who married in the US.
8th April 2014
San Marino: Governors to consider recognising overseas same-sex marriages 4
8:32 PM — The government of San Marino is to consider recognising same-sex marriages from other countries.
7th April 2014
New ‘hetero pride’ campaign launches in Italy 44
7:15 PM — A heterosexual pride organisation has launched in Italy, and plans to hold its first gathering next month.
24th March 2014
Italy: Bullied teen put into care for being gay 7
1:11 PM — A bullied gay teenager in a small Italian town was put into care because of his sexuality.
17th February 2014
Italian transgender former MP arrested over rainbow protest in Sochi 7
11:18 AM — A transgender Italian politician and LGBT campaigner has reportedly been arrested in Sochi for demonstrating against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
3rd February 2014
Italian Prime Minister promises to raise Russia’s anti-gay laws at Olympics 6
2:22 PM — Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will raise the issue of Russia’s anti-gay laws during his trip to the Winter Olympics.
16th January 2014
Italian IOC member: It’s absurd for America to include ‘4 lesbians’ in its Olympic delegation 31
1:30 PM — IOC member Mario Pescante says it's "absurd" for America to include "4 lesbians" in its Winter Olympic delegation - even though the current number is 2.
9th January 2014
Italian Deputy Prime Minister threatens to pull his party from Government if ‘gay marriage’ is introduced 19
8:00 PM — The Italian Deputy Prime Minister said on Thursday that his party would leave the government if their coalition partner introduces measures for same-sex marriage.