Recco – Mauro Festa, head of the Gay Lgbt + Party for Milan he denounced having been a victim of homophobia in a beach bar-establishment in Recco (Genoa). “The owner, after having welcomed me together with friends and supporters who are already a bit grumpy – writes Festa – with phrases such as: ‘we are opening now (it was 12!). To eat there is always what is always there , you have to wait! ‘ he continued with aggression and then began to yell and insult with profanity, up to the very serious and usual phrase typical of the Italian homophobic subculture “.
“I give my full solidarity and that of the whole party to Mauro and I hope they will come from all political sides. The homophobic offenses he suffered with his friends unfortunately represent whatanto happens every day and every summer to many LGBT + people in every part of Italy. We appeal to the Municipality of Recco and to the governor Toti to intervene with formal actions against the plant manager – writes Fabrizio Marrazzo, spokesman for the Gay Party – Lgbt + -. Furthermore, since the Government is discussing to review the bathing concessions, starting from January 2024, we ask that the decree contain the fundamental requirement that those who discriminate cannot have a license for an establishment and any activity. This already happens for other activities, therefore – he concludes – it seems appropriate to include it also as a requirement for all plants. All people must be free to go to the beach or have a meal where they want. ”