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An advertisement by Italy's Tuscany region against discrimination shows an infant wearing a wristband labelled homosexual, in a photo released October 25, The advertising campaign has sparked a furore in Italy, with the Vatican and conservative politicians panning it as excessive. The image of the rosy-cheeked baby, accompanied by the caption "sexual orientation is not a choice" will soon go up on billboards across Tuscany as part of a regional drive to curb discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Around the world, people are under attack for who they love, how they dress, and ultimately for who they are. In too many countries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex LGBTI means living with daily discrimination. From name-calling and bullying, to being denied a job or appropriate healthcare, the range of unequal treatment faced is extensive and damaging.
Despite this, Italy is considered a gay-friendly country and public opinion on homosexuality is generally regarded as increasingly culturally liberalalthough LGBT people in Italy still face cases of homophobia. Same-sex civil unions and unregistered cohabitation have been legally recognized since June In Italyboth male and female same-sex sexual activity have been legal sincewhen a new Penal Code was promulgated.
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Posters of a rosy, puffy cheeked newborn baby have provoked controversy in Italy because the infant is shown wearing a wristband name-tag with the word "homosexual" written on it. The photograph of the baby is part of a anti-discrimination campaign launched by Tuscany's regional government and is accompanied by the slogan: "Sexual orientation is not a choice. Thousands of copies of the poster have been printed, and will go up on city walls and public offices around Tuscany with the sponsorship of Italy's centre-left government's Equal Opportunities Ministry. But while Italy's main gay rights group Arcigay said the campaign proved "Tuscany is at the forefront, and the rest of Italy should follow it," conservative politicians have condemned it.