The mayor of Venice wants to ban gay pride parades in the city, reports The BBC .
“There will be no gay pride in my Venice,” Luigi Brugnaro told La Repubblica newspaper, before describing the event as both farcical and kitsch.
In the article, he claims that he’s not homophobic and, in fact, has gay friends.
Flavio Romani, the head of Italian gay rights group Arcigay group, criticized the mayor’s statement and suggested he come visit the Pride parade in Venice.
“We will be back next year and we invite the mayor to march at the head of the parade with us,” he told AFP news agency. “That way he will see what gay pride really is.”
Romani also accused Brugnaro of trying to impose his rigid viewpoints on a “cosmopolitan city.”
Brugnaro is adamant about his opposition to the event, and certainly the idea of hosting the event.
“Let them go and do it in Milan, or in front of their own homes,” he said.
Hmmmm. I think of people like him “Farcical”.
Mi auguro che il sindaco Ã¨ la lettura di questo Quando dico “Sei uno stronzo.”
So basically he’s not anti gay he just wants it to be more dignified. Got it.
It’s not YOUR Venice, asshole … and you CAN be replaced!
Kevin J Desmond
He’s just another bigoted asshole
BAN THAT FACE LOL!!!!! :p
Some might say The Carnival of Venice is also kitsch and farcical. After all, the focus of the festival are the masks and elaborate costumes which make RuPaul jealous.
Fa Napola ! mayor
Italy should be boycotted the same as Russia.
Too bad he is helping his city rot.
That’s a first. Cancel Gay Pride because it’s not tasteful.
Here’s the phrase of the republican party: “In the article, he claims that he’s not homophobic and, in fact, has gay friends.” Yea, right…name ONE!
“There will be no gay pride in MY Venice”. Ban Gay Pride? Wtf? How do you ban Gay people from being proud? His Venice…does he own the city…tyrant. Ship his ass off to a communist country and see what it’s like to be “owned”. Rediculus Moron!
And what does he think the Venice Carnival is? Idiot!
The city of kitsch complains about what now?! Bye, Felicia.
He’s just pissed because with that face, he doesn’t get hit on when he logs onto his GRINDR account.
Literally everything about Venice is farcical and kitsch. And that’s why people go there to see it!
Boo! Such a breathtakingly beautiful city. Such a mind-bogglingly small minded mayor. Guess which will win out!
Has he been to the Venice Carnival?
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