The Lombardy Regional Council rejected the urgent motion presented by the 5 Star Movement, and signed by the councilor of Paola Bocci and the Action Group leader Niccolò Carretta, who asked to symbolically illuminate Palazzo Pirelli with rainbow colors on the occasion of the next Milan Pride 2021, to be held from 18 to 24 June.
In the classroom during the discussion there was no lack of very harsh tones among the directors and rather strong positions, so much so that the vice president, Carlo Borghetti, closed the session immediately after the vote. The proposal did not get the green light from the center-right majority. “The rejection of the motion is disturbing. The center-right is not even able to make a symbolic and positive gesture for gay, lesbian and trans people,” commented Simone Verni, a pentastellato councilor.
The center-right, through the words of the councilor for security Riccardo De Corato, responds to the accusations: “The left, which holds the defense of minorities, forgot to demonstrate for the poor Pakistani slain Saman Abbas. Yesterday, he missed the opportunity to to denounce, together with Maryan Ismail, the inertia of the imams in fighting the subjugation of women within the Islamic world “.