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Even Rome’s Former Neo-Fascist Mayor Joined the Gays to March Against Violence


Well isn’t that something: At last night’s candlelight vigil march through Rome, where thousands joined gay rights groups and politicos to protest the recent string of violence there, Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno was among them:

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“Protesters holding flaming torches and rainbow flags marched silently behind a banner reading: ‘Rome is against intolerance and all racism.’ Among those holding the banner was Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno, a right-wing former neo-Fascist, who has joined the centre-left opposition in denouncing the attacks and calling for anti-discrimination laws to help combat violence against gay people. The mayor called the event a success, saying 30,000 people had taken part in the evening protest, which ended at the Colosseum.”

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  • Johnny

    even the neo-fascist there are more tolerant than so-called conservative Republicans here in the U.S. sad.

  • Kropotkin

    Yeah, they just tend to hate gypsies (roma), africian immigrants and atheists. Tolerant guys those fascists.

  • Alexander

    Neo-fascists are generally against any “foreign” elements in their countries, so this does not necessarily mean they hate gay people. There are many gay men in Holland considering to vote for Geert Wilders, the extreme right parliamentarian, since he is very vocal in his support of gay rights – which admittedly he uses to put down Islam and Muslims. That being said the majority of gay hate crimes perpetrated in the Netherlands are committed by Muslims.

  • Attmay

    Duce! Duce! Duce!

    Just kidding.

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