Visions of visibility: LGBT communities in Turin

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Recent anti-discrimination campaigns by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual (LGBT) activists in Italy have increased the visibility of these communities and individuals, but have not resulted in the desired improvements to legislation. In light of this situation, this article analyses modalities of ‘visibility’ as defined and desired by the active LGBT community in Turin, host city for National Pride 2006. The Pride committee scheduled an unprecedentedly ‘visible’ year-long programme of consciousness-raising and cultural events that went far beyond the more usual one-day march. Drawing on a series of interviews with members of the committee and of the lesbian community conducted in Turin in March and June 2006, the discussion explores social, cultural and political visibility in this LGBT community as it hosted National Pride.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-260
Number of pages20
JournalModern Italy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2008


  • Italy
  • homosexuality
  • visibility
  • Pride
  • Turin


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