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Will be held tomorrow from 20 in Piazza Farnese in Rome the festival concert against homophobia and human rights, organized by the Rainbow Coordination bringing together various acronyms (Arcigay ArciLesbica Rome Rome, Trans, Gay Action Project, Gay Center and Gay Lib) under the patronage of the municipality of Rome, province of Rome and the Lazio region.
"Everyone in the streets to make up our no to violence and Yes to the request of rights" is the appeal launched by Rainbow coordination in the wake of numerous instances of aggression homophobes. On stage in addition to representatives of associations there will be Vladimir Luxuria, Paola Concia, television presenter Elena Di Cioccio, writer Melissa P and held a free concert and Malika Ayane Marco Guazzone. To open the event Guido Allegrezza, gay activist attacked in recent days to EUR.
"With 22 June pro-family demonstration in piazza Farnese, says the Gay Center's spokesman, Fabrizio Marrazzo – we want to bring in the same square that has seen other manifestations in favor of civil unions the message coming from the lesbian community, gay and Tranny against discrimination and violence. For this with us there will be also some recent victims of homophobic remarks that aggression will launch an appeal to Prime Minister Mario Monti for quick approval of anti homophobia rules. It is necessary that the institutions and politics are of concrete answers, as an anti-homophobia law and discussion of laws in favour of civil partnerships. Ask Parliament and firmly to the policy of changing pitch and get in line with other European countries ".
"I decided to participate in this evening because a friend updated me on the alarming number of attacks and acts of violence towards homosexual boys – says Malika Ayane – non-violence exacerbated by the offence of homophobia. The evening was designed to be a meeting with the community and open a discussion aimed at finding a solution to protect the citizens is required the same moral support, physical and economic than others and is not recognized as the same protection ".
"I'm not good with words – says Marco Guazzone – but I'm lucky because what I mean I can express with my music. It is very important to testify against violence, intolerance and discrimination of all kinds, and it's really special to do that through music because it is a language that makes the universal message ".
"Marriage makes free?" is the comment by Melissa p. "there's those who say no. Yet everyone should be free to decide whether to marry or not. Regardless of their sex, first ".
"We are grateful to Malika Ayane and other artists who will perform on stage – said Roberto Stocco, President of Arcigay Roma – because with their participation give us great support. We believe that there is always more need of public positions in the world of culture and entertainment. We would also like to us as happened for example in New York show familiar faces in favor of gay marriage. Piazza Farnese marks from this point of view a good start ".