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PHOTOS: What All Those Italians Were Doing Lying on the Ground

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You don’t need this rough news report translation to understand what took place over the weekend in Rome: a flash mob to raise awareness about a recent string of anti-gay violence there. The photos say it all.

From attacks on a gay singer to an arson attempt on a gay club to violent attacks on a gay couple, Rome’s Gay Street is not as gay-friendly as you’d expect. Last month, there was a vigil; over the weekend, it was a flash mob at the city square Piazza del Popolo — partly to generate attention about the attacks, but also to call on lawmakers to move on a bill specifically criminalizing anti-gay violence.

(Photos via Queerway)

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On:           Oct 19, 2009
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    • Johnny

      I’m glad they roamed to get as much exposure as possible. BTW – the activist in pic 6 is adorable.

      Oct 19, 2009 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sal(the original)

      so beautiful

      Oct 19, 2009 at 8:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anellidifum0

      Hello folks from an Italian man living in Toronto. I’m trying to raise in North America the awareness of what is happening in Rome and Italy. I sent this e-mail to a number of Canadian GLBT associations but had no response so far. Read it and comment here: http://anellidifum0.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/italian-lgbts-cry-for-international-help/

      Oct 20, 2009 at 2:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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