Turin mayor in Italy counters anti-LGBT event

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Turin mayor Chiara Appendino has unveiled a banner showing her city’s support for same-sex families as the anti-LGBT World Congress of Families (WCF) was held in another city of the same country. The banner was hung from the City Hall in Turin city center last week to show the different kinds of families that exist in modern society – a lesbian couple with two children, one of them in a wheelchair, a single parent, a heterosexual couple with three children, an interracial couple, an interracial couple with two children, and a gay couple with a child – with a caption that they are all loved and welcomed in the city. “It’s a beautiful message of inclusivity, which I believe is one of themes that characterizes Turin and the history of this city,” the mayor wrote about the banner on social media. City councillor Marco Giusta, who is responsible for politics for families and youth and used to head the local chapter of Italy’s LGBT+ rights group Arcigay, said the message was written in English because not only the locals should understand it, love and acceptance should be spread worldwide.

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