Lesbians, gays, family

Author/s Daniela Danna
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/47 Language Italian
Pages 11 P. 63-73 File size 295 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2013-047006
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"Family" has been a contested institution for the first Italian gay movement in the Seventies, sharing the feminist rebellion against patriarchy. It was Arci Gay that started using the word famiglie (in the plural) in the 90s during the political campaigns for a legal recognition of same-sex couples, while more radical groups still contested the term. In the mainstream political debate, the use of the singular family vs the plural families became a sign of closure or opening towards the GLBT movement’s requests. National polls and Eurobarometers have tested the level of social acceptance for same-sex unions and adoptions overtime, and are a good source to describe the changing social situation for families with lesbian and gay parents. In 2000s political groups formed specifically around the issue of GLBT parenting. The word omogenitorialità was coined after the french example, and used in the political debate. Notwithstanding the long debate and the diffusion in many countries all over the world of the recognition of same-sex partnerships and parenthood, in Italy no law has been approved yet, and opposition is still strong.

Daniela Danna, Lesbiche, gay, famiglia in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 47/2013, pp 63-73, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2013-047006