(BlogMensGo.it, June 23, 2012) The American-led Frommer’s invites gay tourists to avoid Sicily, for his homophobia and its medieval attitudes.
One of the most popular American tourist guides, Frommer’s, with 8 million copies sold each year in the section devoted to Sicily, defines it as “one of the bastions of homophobia in Europe. Some of the islanders manifest antigay attitudes that would be more appropriate to the Middle Ages. “And again: “If you really want to go, the better scelata Taormina, but if you want a gay holiday in Southern Italy, Sicily is not for you. Better than the island of Capri. ”
Even better, Northern Italy, where homosexuality is more tolerated and there are many sites Arcigay.
Now, who will explain to Americans that the Arcigay, not only has numerous locations in Sicily, but actually was born in 1980 in Palermo? And who will explain that for years Catania is considered one of the meccas of gay tourism in Italy? Or that since 2010 is held on the island Sicily Queer Filmfest, one of the most important film festivals dedicated to LGBT issues? And, again, who warns them that this year will be held in Sicily, not one, but two Pride, June 22 at Catania and Palermo on June 23?
Giorgio & Matt / MensGo