Italian Far Right Launches Campaign:
We Need Families Not Homosexuals
Italy's far right Forza Nuova movement has launched an anti-gay media campaign with the slogan, "Italy needs sons and daughters not homosexuals." Gay Star News reports:
The spokesman for the local LGBT rights group reacted: "This is like fascism and it remembers Mussolini’s call for more sons and daughters."
Forza Nuova launched its campaign last week, in Ortona, a coastal city on the Adriatic Sea in the Abruzzo region, not far from Rome. Italy's leading LGBT association Arcigay was in the city with a petition on gay marriage. And Forza Nuova reacted with murals, leaflets and advertising. After LGBT associations from Abruzzo expressed their ‘anger’, Forza Nuova coordinator Marco Forconi said: ‘We think that homosexuality is an illness. And that it is disgusting. ‘But our is a reaction against the proposal of gay marriage, not against homosexuality in itself. We are not homophobic, but we think that being gay or lesbian is not normal.’