Arcigay

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Arcigay
Arcigay - bandiere dell'Arcigay a Grosseto (2004).jpg
Flags of Arcigay on national Gay Pride 2004
Founded 1985
Type Gay rights
Location
Website arcigay.it

Arcigay (Italian: Associazione lesbica e gay italiana) is Italy's first and largest national gay organization.[1][2]

The association was first founded as a local association in Palermo in 1980, then nationally established in Bologna in 1985.[1] The organisation became known throughout Italy for its campaign for civil unions. The President of Arcigay is Flavio Romani,[3] its honorary president, who helped found the organization, is Franco Grillini.

Arcigay has often protested against the Vatican's opposition to homosexuality and LGBT rights.[2]

Organization[edit]

Organization is present over most of the country, with 52 local committees in

  • Aosta
  • Agrigento
  • Arezzo
  • Bari
  • Barletta-Andria-Trani
  • Bergamo
  • Bologna
  • Bolzano-Bozen
  • Brescia
  • Brindisi
  • Carbonia-Iglesias
  • Catania
  • Chieti
  • Cosenza
  • Cremona
  • Cuneo
  • Ferrara
  • Florence
  • Foggia
  • Genova
  • Grosseto
  • Imperia
  • Isernia
  • L'Aquila
  • Livorno
  • Mantova
  • Messina
  • Milan
  • Modena
  • Napoli
  • Padova
  • Palermo
  • Pavia
  • Perugia
  • Pesaro and Urbino
  • Pescara
  • Piacenza
  • Pisa
  • Pistoia
  • Ravenna
  • Reggio Calabria
  • Reggio Emilia
  • Rimini
  • Rome
  • Rovigo
  • Salerno
  • Savona
  • Siena
  • Syracuse
  • Teramo
  • Torino
  • Trent
  • Trieste
  • Udine
  • Varese
  • Verbania
  • Vercelli
  • Verona

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aldrich, Robert; Garry Wotherspoon (2001). Who's who in contemporary gay and lesbian history: from World War II to the present day. Psychology Press. p. 170. 
  2. ^ a b Malagreca, Miguel Andrés (2007). Queer Italy: contexts, antecedents and representation. Peter Lang. 
  3. ^ "Arcigay in English". Arcigay.it. 

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