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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.)

On:           Sep 2, 2009
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    • Brian

      Lots of Catholics in Rome.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Republican

      Thoughts and prayers for all involved.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dennis

      Agreed, the Goddamn Catholic church still RUNS so much of what happens in that country…it’s a blight on what could, otherwise, be a paradise.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dgz

      ma-cheese-mo strikes again. they should make Penn & Teller’s Bullshit: the Vatican mandatory viewing.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • vernonvanderbilt

      @dgz: No doubt. That was a great episode. That whole series should be mandatory viewing.

      Sep 2, 2009 at 5:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • schlukitz

      And, here it is for your viewing pleasure.


      Sep 3, 2009 at 12:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fabio

      hi there from rome.
      I was yesterday night at the gay street where glbt people gathered to show we have no fear, we’re pissed off!
      as far as Marrazzo is concerned, well I would doubt a bit of is stories… Facts have been different from what he has declared, but unfortunately we, in Rome, are used to his fantasy…

      Sep 3, 2009 at 4:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ian

      So, if this attack happened in Jamaica or Africa, wouldn’t we hear the usual suspect blaring about violent “black homophobia”?

      Sickos are everywhere.

      Sep 3, 2009 at 8:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fabio

      My friends, the problem of lack of rights in italy for GLBT people isn’t only tight to Church and catholics but much more to a conservative point of view of society from the politicians running now the nation.
      we actually have a center-right coalition governing today with tons of former fascists among them…
      of course Vatican does it’s best to stop any kind ov evolution f the society but it is not the only problem…

      Sep 3, 2009 at 8:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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