“We don’t want to r … in our family”. The words, as reported, were these. And then the blows. A 16-year-old boy was attacked, insulted and beaten for being homosexual. He was struck by his uncle, in the province of Cosenza, and he allegedly acted in agreement with his father.
The attack took place on May 17, world day against homotransphobia. The boy went out with some friends and tied a rainbow bandana to his backpack. Along the way he was stopped by his uncle who, after insulting him, started beating him with the help of three other men. The boy tried to defend himself, but he was brought back home and he was told: “Now you are dying at home.”
His mother took him to the hospital where they found a fracture of 4 ribs and a deviated nasal septum. It was to tell the episode Silvio Cilento, president of Arci Cosenza who filed a complaint with the carabinieri. The whole story is on Facebook.
«Physically the boy is better, he will recover. Morally and psychologically I don’t dare to imagine how he is, maybe I don’t want to imagine it “wrote the president of Arci Cosenza Silvio Cilento. “I am sharing this episode with you all just to remind you how necessary and important it is to talk about gender violence, LGBTI issues, gender identity and sexual orientation. To make you understand how much it is necessary to talk about 17 May, about homophobia, transphobia and lesbophobia. To give you a good reason to take to the streets and participate, participate and participate in initiatives to combat hatred and violence “.
According to data from Gay Center in Italy there are 50 cases of discrimination and violence a day. In the last year, the figure has increased by 9%. The pandemic that has forced many indoors has exposed more domestic violence by family members. \
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Source: Vanity Fair