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June 30, 2013

An estimated 10,000 people marched on the beach of Cagliari, Sardinia, to shout, sing and fight for LGBT rights in an anti-gay region of Italy

At least 10,000 people marched for gay pride in Cagliari, on the Italian island of Sardinia, yesterday afternoon.

Pride-goers celebrated with a pride march on the beach, enjoying the tropical sea and a fresh breeze.

‘Now, we want the national pride to be held in Cagliari, this is a wonderful way to fight gay hate and homophobia,' the city’s mayor Massimo Zedda told Gay Star News.

The first Sardinian pride ever – last year’s one was only a city event – made some people angry, but the capital of the island reacted well.

June 30, 2013

An estimated 10,000 people marched on the beach of Cagliari, Sardinia, to shout, sing and fight for LGBT rights in an anti-gay region of Italy

At least 10,000 people marched for gay pride in Cagliari, on the Italian island of Sardinia, yesterday afternoon.

Pride-goers celebrated with a pride march on the beach, enjoying the tropical sea and a fresh breeze.

‘Now, we want the national pride to be held in Cagliari, this is a wonderful way to fight gay hate and homophobia,' the city’s mayor Massimo Zedda told Gay Star News.

The first Sardinian pride ever – last year’s one was only a city event – made some people angry, but the capital of the island reacted well.

May 16, 2013

Sardinia, Italy, will host its second pride parade. Thousands of people will march on the beach for the event

Sardinia is uniting for an LGBT pride parade on the beach which will teach the island about gay families and transphobia.

The announcement of the event's details comes after the first pride, last year, was attacked by right-wing politicians who declared the Mediterranean island doesn't need the event.

The ‘Queeresima’ – 40 days of events – will culminate in the final parade on the beach on 29 June. But there’s more to the festival than music and drag queens.

March 21, 2013

The Facebook page of a high school in Nuoro, Sardinia, made the headlines after a list of 'faggots' was posted on it. Students protested shouting 'No to homophobia'

Italy’s leading students’ association has called for ‘the end of gay hate on Facebook. We need a law against discrimination on social networks.’

Rete degli Studenti Medi’s spokesman Daniele Lanni said: ‘We have to stop gay hate, we can not allow stupid people to comment and insult LGBT students.’

Lanni’s statement came after an episode of discrimination at the Liceo Classico Asproni high school in Nuoro, on the Italian island of Sardinia.

November 2, 2012

Don Mario Bonfanti made the headlines after coming out on Facebook, but now the Bishop has excommunicated him

A gay Italian Catholic priest who came out on Facebook has been excommunicated by his bishop.

Don Mario Bonfanti, a priest in a small town in Lombardy, made the headlines when he wrote on Facebook: ‘I’m a gay priest, I’m a happily gay priest.’

Now Monsignor Giovanni Dettori, bishop of Ales-Terralba, in Sardinia, decided to wipe don Mario Bonfanti's name from the official register of priests.

September 5, 2012

Beaches, a medieval city centre, a marina and one of the best Italian grottos... but Alghero is also about food and the 'aragosta alla catalana', a celebrated lobster dish

It’s Catalan, it’s Italian. But, most of all, Alghero is Sardinian in every aspect. This coastal city in northern Sardinia, facing Spain, is an old seaside resort, once home to royals and dignitaires, now mainly to backpackers and cheap-flight travellers. But visiting Alghero is always ‘posh’, due to its glamorous allure, its vibrant nightlife and a lot of things to do.

September 5, 2012

Beaches, a medieval city centre, a marina and one of the best Italian grottos... but Alghero is also about food and the 'aragosta alla catalana', a celebrated lobster dish

It’s Catalan, it’s Italian. But, most of all, Alghero is Sardinian in every aspect. This coastal city in northern Sardinia, facing Spain, is an old seaside resort, once home to royals and dignitaires, now mainly to backpackers and cheap-flight travellers. But visiting Alghero is always ‘posh’, due to its glamorous allure, its vibrant nightlife and a lot of things to do.

June 19, 2012

Sardinia is going to celebrate its first LGBT Pride ever, but it's not only glory and happiness

The first Sardinian pride ever will start from a sandy beach and will end in front of the sea. In the Italian island, LGBT associations are making history, but it’s not only glory and celebration.

‘In Sardinia there are still gay and lesbian people committing suicide for being what they are,’ Massimo Mele, president of MOS, Movimento Omosessuale Sardo, told Gay Star News.

June 19, 2012

Sardinia is going to celebrate its first LGBT Pride ever, but it's not only glory and happiness

The first Sardinian pride ever will start from a sandy beach and will end in front of the sea. In the Italian island, LGBT associations are making history, but it’s not only glory and celebration.

‘In Sardinia there are still gay and lesbian people committing suicide for being what they are,’ Massimo Mele, president of MOS, Movimento Omosessuale Sardo, told Gay Star News.

April 5, 2012

Urban flamingos and a gay scene make the historic seaside city of Cagliari, capital of the Italian island, pretty in pink

Flamingos, flamingos everywhere. When you land in Cagliari you find these exotic tropical birds crowded onto one of the biggest Europe’s lagoons, the Laguna di Santa Gilla, next to the airport.

Spring is the perfect time to be here; when thousands of chicks, called ‘pulle’, are just few weeks old. And now Cagliari, the small, cosmopolitan ‘capital’ of Sardinia, is pinker than ever. And not only because of the flamingos, it is also the most gay-friendly city of Sardinia, the ‘Caribbean’ island between Spain and Italy.

April 5, 2012

Urban flamingos and a gay scene make the historic seaside city of Cagliari, capital of the Italian island, pretty in pink

Flamingos, flamingos everywhere. When you land in Cagliari you find these exotic tropical birds crowded onto one of the biggest Europe’s lagoons, the Laguna di Santa Gilla, next to the airport.

Spring is the perfect time to be here; when thousands of chicks, called ‘pulle’, are just few weeks old. And now Cagliari, the small, cosmopolitan ‘capital’ of Sardinia, is pinker than ever. And not only because of the flamingos, it is also the most gay-friendly city of Sardinia, the ‘Caribbean’ island between Spain and Italy.