Alex Blaze

Italian mayor calls for "ethnic cleansing of faggots"

Filed By Alex Blaze | August 13, 2007 5:01 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: homophobic behavior, ITaly, Jim Naugle, public sex, Wendell Ricketts

Giancarlo Gentilini, an Italian mayor is trying to stop gay public sex:

Last week the rightwing politician told a local television station that he would order police to put an end to gay cruising which he claimed was out of control.

"I will immediately give orders to my forces so that they can carry out an ethnic cleansing of faggots," Gentilini told the station in an interview.

"The faggots must go to other [places] where they are welcome. Here in Treviso there is no chance for faggots or the like."

It sounds like Wendell Ricketts was right about Italians engaging in more homophobic discourse than we see here in the US, since I don't think even Jim Naugle would even say these sorts of things (although I can't say anything about what he's thinking).

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