Gay Pride, marches in 7 cities “against dictatorship laws”. Schlein in Milan: “We need a law against discrimination”

John

By John

The Onda Pride parades take place in seven cities, the large demonstration in support of the rights of LGBTQI+ people organized by Arcigay and other local and national associations.

In Milan, tens of thousands of people are marching towards the Arco della Pace where there will also be institutional interventions by the authorities. Present, among others, were the PD bandwagon with secretary Elly Schlein, the M5s, the CGIL and the Sentinelli. The opening float of Milano Pride this year is made up of a group of cargo bikes, a project by Cig Arcigay Milano in which many parts of the Milanese cycling community collaborated. There is also a fake cardinalwearing purple-red clothes, waving a Vatican flag with the word ‘faggot’ written on it, echoing the Pope’s words on the presence of homosexuals in seminaries.

“Today will also be a day of participation for everyone’s rights, for LGBTQ rights which are fundamental and must be recognized as such”, said the secretary of the Democratic Party Elly Schlein arriving at the Pride in Milan, where she parades with the Democratic Party float. “There are seven parades today, it is a day of pride and visibility for the battles for rights, starting with that for a law against homotransphobia – he added -, there continues to be a need in the face of the many and too many attacks and discriminations that these people live every day.” Furthermore, “we want egalitarian marriage, because love does not discriminate and we will not let the right decide who we have the right to love”, she concluded.

Elly Schlein at the Milan fashion show

The secretary of the PD, Elly Schlein, is at the Milan Pride. “It is very serious – she says about it to the Fanpage investigation on the young people of Fd i- that the Prime Minister, instead of responding, addressing and taking action on the merits that emerge from the investigation which reveals a very large problem underlying her youth of anti-semitism, racism and apologia of fascism, has grasped the opportunity for a very strong attack on the freedom of the press and the freedom of journalists. It’s as if she said it would be better if she didn’t come out. Instead, citizens have the right to know what is happening within the party that represents the Prime Minister of this country. And it is incredible that Meloni did not find the strength to distance himself and expel these people from his party” added Schlein.

“Today will also be a day of participation for everyone’s rights, for LGBTQ rights which are fundamental and must be recognized as such.” The secretary of the Democratic Party Elly Schlein said this when she arrived at the Pride in Milan, where she paraded with the Democratic Party float. “There are seven parades today, it is a day of pride and visibility for the battles for rights, starting with that for a law against homotransphobia – he added -, there continues to be a need in the face of the many and too many attacks and discriminations that these people live every day.” Furthermore, “we want egalitarian marriage, because love does not discriminate and we will not let the right decide who we have the right to love”, she concluded.

AND commenting on Marina Berlusconi’s words on rights: “I am always happy when there is recognition of equality. I must say that it should be something much more transversal than it is because there are other countries where even the right has come to government and has not changed important advances such as equal marriage. So it is not clear why the Italian right is determined to remain the furthest behind in Europe on these issues and to oppose these fundamental rights”.

During this year and a half of Meloni’s government, Italy has slipped to 36th position out of 48 in the ranking on LGBTQIA+ rights. We cannot accept this, we want to bring Italy into the future and fully into Europe. We need a law to not leave mayors alone on the recognition of homosexual couples – he said -. At the G7 an opportunity was lost because of the Italian government, the words gender identity and sexual orientation are missing from the final declaration. A sensational step backwards”.

Seven cities of the Pride Wave

For the last weekend in June, Pride Month, There are 7 cities that are being crossed by the Onda Pride parades todaythe large demonstration in support of the rights of LGBTQI+ people organized by Arcigay and other local and national associations. Meeting in Milan with a gathering at 3 pm in via Vittorio Pisani; in Bari at 3 pm in piazza Umberto I; in Cagliari with the Sardegna Pride starting at 5 pm from Parco della Musica; in Dolo with the Riviera Pride, with a gathering at 5 pm in piazza Cantiere; in Naples where the procession starts at 4 pm from piazza del Municipio; in Ragusa with a meeting at 5:30 pm on the Andrea Doria seafront, in Treviso starting at 5 pm from the Palla di Ferro.

“In the disturbing climate of a Prime Minister who stirs up coup-plotting ghosts behind the exercise of the sacrosanct freedom of information – says the general secretary of Arcigay Gabriele Piazzani – our mobilization continues and does not give discounts. The Prime Minister, instead of talking to us about the work of journalists, must explain to us why in the ranks of her party fascism is openly and clearly praised. And coherent, I would like to add, with the persecutory policies against women, foreigners, LGBTQI+ people that Giorgia Meloni has been implementing for months. This is, yes, like in regimes”. Speaking then of the Security decree under discussion in Parliament he adds: “In the text we find the prison sentence for those who block traffic on a road for a non-violent demonstration.

As in dictatorships. For us it is now clear: this government and this majority are moving dangerously outside the constitutional dictate. They are the threat to democracy, not those who criticize them. Against this political culture and against these ‘dictatorship laws’ we are ready to fill the streets, in a day of pride and unforgettable protest”, concludes Piazzoni.