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Italy Opens Theme Park in Tribute to Film Industry

By Kavitha Surana | Friday Aug 1, 2014
A new amusement park outside Rome celebrates the world of cinema, taking visitors back to the golden age of Italian film production when the Rome-based Cinecitta Studios - still in operation - were known as "Hollywood on the Tiber."

Italian Catholic School Fires Lesbian Teacher to 'Protect Ethics'

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 22, 2014
After the headmistress of a Catholic school in Italy allegedly fired a teacher for being lesbian, the school now faces the threat of losing funding for the action.

Italian MP Gianluca Buonanno :: Gay Kissing a No-No

By EDGE | Friday Jul 11, 2014
A proposal has been put forth by Gianluca Buonanno, MP and MEP for Italy's right-wing Northern League Party, to make all same-sex kissing and displays of affection in public punishable by a fine of $680.

Berlusconi Does a 180, Announces Support for Gay Rights

By Bobby McGuire | Monday Jun 30, 2014
Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian PM best known for his conviction for having sex with an underage prostitute and notorious "bunga bunga" parties that featured showgirls performing striptease acts as nuns, has gotten less judgmental about gay people.

Pro-Gay Pasta Dinner Ad to Premiere in Italy

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Sunday Jun 15, 2014
All of Italy will see a young man coming out to his parents over a pasta dinner soon as the first known pro-gay ad in Italy hits the air. Compare the Findus ad with Barilla’s infamous fumble from last year.

Is Italy on its Way to Legalize Gay Marriage?

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
An Italian court ruled Wednesday that a town must recognize the marriage of a same-sex couple who tied the knot in the United States - a number of LGBT rights activists consider the decision the first step for Italy to finally recognize gay marriage.

Police: Italian Priest Stole Nuns’ Money to Pay for Gay Sex

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
Italian police say a priest allegedly stole cash from a convent so he could pay his gay lover for sex.

Vatican: Pope Doesn’t Support Gay Civil Unions

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jan 6, 2014
Though Pope Francis made some groundbreaking remarks regarding the LGBT community last summer, Vatican officials said Sunday that the pontiff is not open to civil unions for Italian same-sex couples.

Berlusconi Said To Pay Off ’Bunga Bunga’ Witness

Friday Nov 29, 2013
An Italian court has accused ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi and his lawyers of tampering with evidence by paying off witnesses in a trial related to his notorious "bunga bunga" parties.

Italian Teen Commits Suicide Over Anti-Gay Bullying

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 12, 2013
A 14-year-old boy from Rome reportedly took his own life after enduring anti-gay bullying online and in school.