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  • Previously barred from registering their boys born via surrogacy as their legal children, judges ruled in the couple’s favor, claiming that a parental relationship should not be determined exclusively by a biological link.
  • On June 11, Euro Pride 2011, the pan-European international event dedicated to LGBT pride, was held in Rome and welcomed an international public of about 1 million people. The parade, which flooded the streets of Italy's capital, ended with a show by Lady Gaga, the extraordinary and spectacular contemporary italian-american music icon.
  • It isn't exactly Woodstock all over again, but everyone, from the Prime Minister to nursing mothers to the gay community, is demanding that Italy re-consider its values. It's almost summer and the groups are all screaming for a little more than just ice cream