Rome mayor to open Gay Pride

Parade celebrates 20 years in Rome

The mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino will open this year's Gay Pride parade on 7 June.

The announcement came following a meeting with members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual (GLBT) community and the capital's councillor for equal opportunities Alessandra Cattoi.

During Rome's Settimana Rainbow, a week-long initiative to prevent and combat homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation, the rainbow flag will be flown over City Hall from 12-18 May.

The last Rome mayor to appear at Gay Pride was Francesco Rutelli who attended the inaugural parade 20 years ago. 

For full details of the event see Roma Pride website.

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