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Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Has your LGBTI family been affected by your sexual orientation in WORLD?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

No (100%) Yes, my partner and I have been discriminated against (0 %) Yes, my children have been discriminated against (0 %) Yes, we have all been discriminated against (0 %)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in WORLD...
Andrea (user currently living in GERMANY) posted for gay readers to the ITALY country page on 10/11/2012 +5
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Italy is a very homophobic country and all pressure from Europe to create laws toward the LGBT community have been ignored. I strongly reckon that LGBT rights have been always traded by our politicians to Vatican to conquer the Catholic vote.
I was forced to flee Italy many times toward other Europeans countries. The first time to be able to complete my university studies. Social pressure for my alleged homosexuality was so strong that I suffered for more than 10 years a deep depression that did not allowed me to concentrate in my studies. Finally I decided to move to England where I graduated.
After my degree I moved back to Italy. I was born in a big town in the south so I moved to Milan, "the gay Italian capital". Here the situation is good enough compared to the rest of Italy but not in working places. In the working places there is a strong competition and my alleged "homosexuality" (I look 100% straight but I was never seen or heard to be in pair with any woman, that was enough to spread rumors) was used to destroy me professionally (that's whenever highly educated, multilingual and I had studied in 3 different universities with the top of the marks). I was mobbed for the 6 years I worked for that company whenever the management (mostly made of Germans) took different actions to solve the matter. I decide to quit the job to protect my health. Since then I had to flee the country in other 4 occasions to try to recreate a new life in some more tolerant European country.
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Andrea (user currently living in GERMANY) posted for gay readers to the ITALY country page on 10/11/2012 +5
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Italy is a very homophobic country and all pressure from Europe to create laws toward the LGBT community have been ignored. I strongly reckon that LGBT rights have been always traded by our politicians to Vatican to conquer the Catholic vote.
I was forced to flee Italy many times toward other Europeans countries. The first time to be able to complete my university studies. Social pressure for my alleged homosexuality was so strong that I suffered for more than 10 years a deep depression that did not allowed me to concentrate in my studies. Finally I decided to move to England where I graduated.
After my degree I moved back to Italy. I was born in a big town in the south so I moved to Milan, "the gay Italian capital". Here the situation is good enough compared to the rest of Italy but not in working places. In the working places there is a strong competition and my alleged "homosexuality" (I look 100% straight but I was never seen or heard to be in pair with any woman, that was enough to spread rumors) was used to destroy me professionally (that's whenever highly educated, multilingual and I had studied in 3 different universities with the top of the marks). I was mobbed for the 6 years I worked for that company whenever the management (mostly made of Germans) took different actions to solve the matter. I decide to quit the job to protect my health. Since then I had to flee the country in other 4 occasions to try to recreate a new life in some more tolerant European country.
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Roland (user currently living in GUYANA) posted for gay straight readers to the ITALY country page on 12/11/2012
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your so right, i just wish i had the opertunity to leave Guyana and live in a more tolirable socity. well safer in my case. i can feel it comming for me.
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