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Is Italy on its Way to Legalize Gay Marriage?

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Apr 10, 2014
An Italian court ruled Wednesday that a town must recognize the marriage of a same-sex couple who tied the knot in the United States - a number of LGBT rights activists consider the decision the first step for Italy to finally recognize gay marriage.

Police: Italian Priest Stole Nuns’ Money to Pay for Gay Sex

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
Italian police say a priest allegedly stole cash from a convent so he could pay his gay lover for sex.

Vatican: Pope Doesn’t Support Gay Civil Unions

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jan 6, 2014
Though Pope Francis made some groundbreaking remarks regarding the LGBT community last summer, Vatican officials said Sunday that the pontiff is not open to civil unions for Italian same-sex couples.

Berlusconi Said To Pay Off ’Bunga Bunga’ Witness

Friday Nov 29, 2013
An Italian court has accused ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi and his lawyers of tampering with evidence by paying off witnesses in a trial related to his notorious "bunga bunga" parties.

Italian Teen Commits Suicide Over Anti-Gay Bullying

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 12, 2013
A 14-year-old boy from Rome reportedly took his own life after enduring anti-gay bullying online and in school.

Woman Describes Berlusconi’s Bunga Bunga Parties

By Colleen Barry | Friday May 17, 2013
Silvio Berlusconi’s private disco featured not only aspiring show girls performing striptease acts as sexy nuns and nurses, but also dressed as President Barack Obama and a prominent Milan prosecutor.

Vatican Steps Up Anti Same-Sex Marriage Rhetoric

By Nicole Winfield | Sunday Jan 13, 2013
The Vatican castigated an Italian court decision that denied claims a father’s claims that awarding custody of his son to his ex-wife and her female partner would harm him.

Italy’s Prime Minister: Gay Marriage Up to Parliament

Monday Jan 7, 2013
Italian Premier Mario Monti, who is being backed by the Vatican in his bid for re-election, says gay rights issues - including gay marriage -should be decided by Parliament, not his government if he wins.

Vinotherapy at Florence Spa for Revolutionary Rejuvenation

Tuesday Dec 11, 2012
Vinotherapy, uses substances found in grapes and grape seeds that in a synergic approach, play an important role in bodily care and the treatment of skin blemishes, allowing for an invigorating skin treatment.

Young Fendi Works With Recycled Material

By JAMIE STENGLE | Sunday Nov 18, 2012
Ilaria Venturini Fendi has translated the same attention to detail and craftsmanship she learned working over the years in her famous family’s Italian fashion business to her own line of bags that feature repurposed items.