Imagine an island just for the gays. No, not Fire Island, but the island of San Domino in Puglia, Italy. In Fascist Italy, Mussolini did just that.
In 1938, he had around 45 men sent to the Mediterranean as part of his morally bankrupt campaign against homosexuality.
What Mussolini couldn’t have predicted, however, is that if you sequester a bunch of homosexual men on a beautiful, sparsely populated island they will find a way to turn it out.
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That time Italian fascists exiled a bunch of gay guys to an island & accidentally created a M4M utopia
Hello, readers! Today’s queer history lesson takes us to Italy under the reign of Mussolini.