A setback for gay rights in Italy

Political manoeuvring in Italy's parliament threatens gay rights. It should have been a big day for gay rights in Italy with the approval by the senate at first reading of key parts of a bill intr...

Getting married at the Colosseum?

New wedding locations in Rome possible. Rome could soon be inviting tenders for additional locations for civil weddings. In order to qualify the location must be of historic, cultural, scenic or tour...

Rome Rainbow Week

Rome hosts week of cultural events against homophobia. The capital hosts a series of cultural events dedicated to the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community as part...

Lazio children lack educational opportunities

One million children in Italy live in educational poverty. According to a report by Save the Children one in ten children in Lazio lives in economic and cultural poverty. The research contained in...

Rome votes to recognise gay civil unions

Register to include both hetrosexual and same-sex couples Rome city council has approved the establishment of a civil union register which will automatically include same-sex marriages contracted...

Expat Photographer Arrested in Front of Colosseum

The article below was sent to Wanted in Rome by Amber Paulen, freelance journalist working in Rome and wife of Simon Griffee who was arrested at the Colosseum This past Sunday, 27 July, in Rome, It...

Rome opposes violence against women

Rome supports International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women The façade of Rome's City Hall will be illuminated with red lights and an image of a hand with the slogan "Stop...

Anti-gay graffiti in Rome

Anti-gay graffiti has appeared outside Rome's Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale Mario Mieli, directed at Rossana Praitano, the centre’s former president and independent city councillor candidate ba...

Homophobic graffiti outside Rome school

Italy's minister for labour, social policies and equal opportunities Elsa Fornero has condemned the appearance of homophobic graffiti outside a Rome school as a "new shameful episode." The threaten...


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