Arcigay (Italian: Associazione lesbica e gay italiana) is Italy's first and largest national gay organization.[1][2]

The association was first founded as a local association in Palermo in 1980, then nationally established in Bologna in 1985.[1] The organization became known throughout Italy for its campaign for civil unions. The President of Arcigay is Paolo Patanè;[3] its honorary president, who helped found the organization, is Franco Grillini.

Arcigay has often protested against the Vatican's opposition to homosexuality and LGBT rights .[2]

Many Italian gay venues require their patrons, both native and foreign, to purchase Arcigay membership, in addition to the admission cost, even those who are just visiting the country for a short time.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Aldrich, Robert (2001). Who's who in contemporary gay and lesbian history: from World War II to the present day. Psychology Press, 170. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Malagreca, Miguel Andrés (2007). Queer Italy: contexts, antecedents and representation. Peter Lang. 
  3. Italiano:

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