This is what is happening in Italy. They’re called “le sentinelle in piedi”, the Standing Sentinels. They stand silently, holding a book, to oppose gay rights. “The marriage is only between a man and a woman”, they say. “A child has the right to have his mom and his dad.”
They stand silently to oppose same-sex marriage, they stand silently to oppose same- sex adoption, they stand silently to oppose love!
UK, USA, France, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Canada, Norway, Denmark. They’re all taking steps forward with gay rights. Not in Italy, where they claim to be open minded and civilized citizens. All over the world Italy is well known for good food, fashion, art, music and culture. What people don’t know is that there’s an actual silent war - and it’s not only about the Standing Sentinels - against gay people. They always say “you should be proud to be Italian”. Well. I’m not proud to be part of the “cool and civilized population” that stands against gay rights.
Today, in the 21st century, there are still people fighting against love, there are still places where love is illegal, where people have no rights to be themselves. Just take a moment to think about it, please. Stop pretending everything is fine.
There’s a war going on. And we need to fight back.