There is its story, which is that of those who, despite the difficulties encountered along the way, managed to “climb the mountains”. But there are also the stories of the troubled events of all those boys, men and women who have been rejected by their families, opposed by society, hindered at work. In Alessandro Zan’s book, “Without fear” (Piemme editions), to be released on September 14, the deputy retraces, through the events of its protagonists, the troubled history of rights in Italy.
The volume arrives in the bookstore a week late: the author refused to print it with Venetian graphics, which is at the center of an investigation into the illegal hiring.
Zan has become one of the best-known politicians of this legislature, since he was the speaker of the bill that bears his name and which, for months in the Senate after the approval in the Chamber at the end of 2020, will return to Palazzo Madama this month . The aim of his proposal is that prevention measures are approved e fight against discrimination and violence for reasons based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.
“This book is many things together,” says the publishing house. “An intimate and private autobiographical story in which the author shares with the reader his tiring but conscious journey as a LGBT militant, from the beginnings in the small province of Padua to the benches of the Chamber of Deputies”. But not only: «Alessandro Zan explains the need for a law that fights hatred, homotransphobia, misogyny, ability. He denounces the heteronormative approach of law, the patriarchy in its multiple and unconscious forms of domination ”. “Without fear” also tells who are the supporters of the bill and the fiercest opponents (and even masked ones). But its premise is clear: «This is a law for the protection of all. To love whoever you want, without fear. To be yourself, without hiding ».