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Italian Gay Rights Campaigners Publish Outing List Of Politicians In Italy

Italian gay rights campaigners published an outing list of homosexual members of the federal parliament (MPs) who hold gay-bashing speeches despite their sexual orientation.

AFP has the report:

The Internet naming of 10 Italian politicians as homosexual caused a furore Friday, with the country’s main gay rights group calling it a “wretched rag-bag of gossip” that did more harm than good.

The list including right-wing ministers and members of parliament belonging to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s party was published Friday on a US-based weblog.

The blog’s authors said the aim was “to bring a bit of justice into a country where people have no way of defending themselves against daily insults and attacks from hypocritical politicians.”

“We decided to start with these 10 names to show clearly how hypocrisy and discrimination rule in the Italian parliament.”

The blog said the first target was parties which voted against a law condemning homophobia, which was thrown out for the second time in July.

The full Outing List HERE

Read the full report via AHRAM ONLINE