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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in ITALY...
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Volodymyr (user currently living in UKRAINE) posted for straight readers on 30/11/2011 tagged with teaching lgbt rights in schools, human rights, religion
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Dear friends,I'm from Ukraine, Lviv and I was going to attend your upcoming forum in Roma , in december 5.2011.Fist the organiser Alessandro Valera told me I was wellcome to attend, but later on Monday they refused me to atend this forum, telling me they don't have enough fund for my travel.Can you help me to attend this event as I'm doing aresech on LGTB in Ukraine and I'm going to create an organisation here in Ukraine.
Regards
Volodymyr Sadnytskyy
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Jorge (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian bisexual straight readers on 27/10/2011 tagged with adoption, lgbt families, human rights, laws and leadership , religion +15
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Hi, I live in US, but I'm an Italian citizen. My partner and I adopted a beautiful baby 22 months ago. Today he is 22 months old, almost 2!
Well, I was trying to get his Italian citizenship for him. I went to the Italian consulate, they received all the papers and 2 months later they said that they can not proceed with his citizenship, because an Italian law from 1983 (Legge 4 maggio 1983 n. 184, art.44). This means, because Italy doesn't accept gay adoption, my son can not be Italian. I'm very frustrated about it. I'm not looking for an adoption in Italy, I just want my son to be Italian as his father. How should I proceed? any thought? I feel this is a discriminatory act, not just with me, but with my son.
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employed in gay/lesbian/transexual movement and pride organization in Sicily.
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Nicol/Laura (user currently living in ITALY) posted for lesbian readers on 12/10/2010 tagged with human rights, laws and leadership , sexual orientation, religion, marriage / civil unions
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If you also consider the psycological one as violence...yes..we are often victims!!!
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