The report examines the surge in homophobic sentiments during PRIDE Parades in Italy. By analyzing the prevalence and nature of such expressions, we aim to understand challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community and propose strategies to counter rising hate speech. This snapshot explores the intersection between inclusive events and the alarming increase in discriminatory rhetoric.
Pride Parade Hate Wave – Monitoring homophobic contents in Italy is the ninth report drafted by Dr. Maryna Manchenko of CESIE – European Centre of Studies and Initiatives for the STAND-UP pilot phase (Grant Agreement no. 101049532).
The present report is a result of a mix of resources, both the manual monitoring conducted by CESIE and the use of the OSINT software.