Main | Thursday, August 30, 2012

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:

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.’

The spokesman for the local LGBT rights group reacted: "This is like fascism and it remembers Mussolini’s call for more sons and daughters."

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