Gay Bar Bomb Attack in Rome Just the Latest in String of Bias Violence


A few weeks ago, it was a gay singer who was attacked. Then, a gay club was nearly torched. Last week, a gay couple was attacked, and a lesbian woman was threatened on Rome’s streets. And last night, two letter bombs were thrown at a bar on Gay Street (the city’s newly inducted gay HQ), leaving several injured and one hospitalized. Recounts Fabrizio Marrazzo, president of gay rights group Arcigay: “It all happened very quickly unleashing panic in the streets. There were people screaming and running everywhere.”

(Pictured: Two men celebrating the newly formed Gay Street in 2007, where the attack took place.)