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Torino Pride

Tomorrow, Friday June 15, 2018 at 5.30 pm, in the Corte Interrata of the Politecnico di Torino (Room 8I), there will be a talk on “Il patrocinio al Torino Pride e il ruolo dell’Università nella lotta alle discriminazioni” (“sponsoring Torino Pride and the role of University in the fight against discrimination”).

Almost 50 years after the beginning of the fight for the recognition of fundamental rights, the LGBTTQI* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, etc.) community still has too many unsatisfied and unheard demands. The community is trying to call attention on the dark and too often “slow” times we are living, concerning discrimination, violence and protecting rights.

The talk will analyse the role universities must play in the fight against discrimination, in a time marked by reactionary attitudes and exclusion of diversity. That’s why, along with the full participation of the University of Turin and of the Politecnico to the big party for the rights of the community – Torino Pride 2018 on Saturday, June 16 – there will be an area of discussion and analysis of LGBTQI topics in a particular setting: university.




Claudia De Giorgi, Vice-dean for Quality, Welfare and Equal Opportunities Politecnico di Torino

Institutional greetings

Monica Cerutti, Regione Piemonte Equal Opportunities councillor

Torino Pride

Alessandro Battaglia, President of the Organization of Torino Pride

Cug actions from Politecnico Di Torino

Cristina Coscia, CUG President Politecnico di Torino

Cug actions from the University of Turin

Chiara Ghislieri, CUG President Università di Torino

Opportunities for Politecnico’s students

Alessandro Mancuso, Politecnico di Torino’s CUG students representative

Opportunities for Politecnico’s students

Silvia Giannone e Francesca Durando, University of Turin’s CUG students representatives

Thoughts on Coming Out

Margherita Vaccaneo, Alter.POLIS’ students representative

The moderator will be Daniele Marchisio, Professor from the Politecnico di Torino.

Food and drinks offered by the Politecnico di Torino.


From 18 June 1931, after the publishing of the decree number 773 that authorized “cleaning measures” against all those who threatened the public morals and the public decency, there were almost seventy thousand deaths and other tens of thousands of people were deported to camps where they were imprisoned. These numbers, difficult to estimate, are the ones of the Homocaust, a still hidden page of the Nazi extermination against homosexuals.

Homocaust has been studied very late and much less than other deportations. This is due to the personal difficulties of the people that had to reveal their sexual orientation but, above all, due to the fact that homosexuality was considered a crime.

Even today, in about one-third of the countries in the world, homosexuality is considered a crime, sometimes punishable even with death.

The conference “The forgotten slaughter” of the Homocaust will take place on Wednesday, 24 January.

Lucy will participate in video conference together with some researchers and journalists. Lucy, born Luciano in 1924, is the last Italian survivor of the Homocaust, a “different” teenager of the Fascist Bologna, that was deported to Dachau.


Lorenzo Benadusi – The persecution of homosexuals in the Fascist Italy.
Maya De Leo – Homosexuality as an historic problem.
Giovanni Dall’Orto – The persecution of homosexual in the 1900s.
Claudio Vercelli – Deportation of homosexuals. The European framework.


Silvano Bertalot, journalist.

The initiative comes from the collaboration of Coordinamento Torino Pride with the Comitato Resistenza e Costituzione del Consiglio Regionale and the Università degli Studi di Torino.

When and where: from 9.30 am, Cavalleria Reale, Via Verdi 9.

Here you can find the poster of the event.