Italian LGBT associations will march in Rome on Sunday (27 January), in support of the French rally for gay marriage which will be held in Paris on the same day.
The French slogan ‘Mariage pour tous’ (marriage for everyone) will be the motto of the march, starting at 2pm and ending at 5pm in front of the French embassy in Piazza Farnese square.
The event has been jointly organized by several LGBT associations: Circolo Mario Mieli, Agedo, Arcigay, DÃ¬Gay Project and Gay Center.
The associations said in a statement: ‘We’ll be in the streets in support of our French friends’ needs. We want a better France, a better Italy and a better Europe.
‘Next election’s campaigns show that Italy, regarding LGBT rights, is still a third world country. We want to change this bad tradition.’
Associazione Radicale Certi Diritti, Luiss Arcobaleno, Gaynet Italia, QueerLab and Rete Genitori Rainbow will march as well.
French people in favor of same-sex marriage will march in Paris this Sunday. The gay marriage bill will be discussed at the National Assembly next Tuesday (29 January).
Sunday’s rally comes after a previous march held by anti-gay protesters two weeks ago (13 January). Right-wing parties and Catholic representatives marched against the same-sex marriage law.
Journalist Laurence Ferrari will present the ‘same-sex marriage’ night at Rond-Point theater in Paris after the march.
Organized by Pierre Bergé (former publisher of gay mag TÃªtu), the night will host several French artists, bloggers, writers and journalists.
British former soap opera actor and now Member of the European Parliament Michael Cashman will speak from the stage as well.