“Less than three days after the inauguration it was vandalized the rainbow bench with the number Gay Help Line 800 713 713 of Piazza Monte Baldo, built thanks to the support of the Young Democrats, who will soon restore the bench, and of the III Municipality of Rome “. To report the incident is Pietro Turano, spokesperson for the Gay Center and actor who became famous thanks to the TV series Skam Italia. A few hours ago the image of the bench by Monte Baldo square damaged: the Gay Help Line toll-free number has been partially disconnected. “The vandalization of a rainbow bench – Turano continues – the promotion of a support toll-free number is a serious gesture to be condemned which confirms an often hostile climate towards LGBT people (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans), and demonstrates that beyond symbols, concrete actions are necessary to counter homotransphobic violence which continually manifests itself in violent gestures even against people. This gesture demonstrates how necessary an operational plan is at all institutional levels, as evidenced by the many reports we receive at the number green Gay Help Line 800 713 713. The damage in recent months to this and other rainbow symbols is just the tip of the iceberg. Concrete and constant help is needed for the victims “.
Three days ago the inauguration of the rainbow bench in Piazza Monte Baldo
Last Saturday, June 5, theinauguration of the rainbow bench on which the toll-free Gay Help Line 800 713 713 had been posted. The redevelopment of the bench is part of a large project promoted by Young Democrats Third Town Hall and which provides for the installation of another twelve benches throughout the municipal territory. The image of the bench in Piazza Monte Baldo without the toll-free number appeared yesterday afternoon on the official Facebook page of the Young Democrats. “We hoped not – reads the post – but we knew it would happen. Unfortunately, homophobia is also in these gestures “. The group announced that the toll-free number will soon be hung up on the bench.“We will paint rainbow benches, we will be there as long as we need it!”