Trieste Gay Pride Takes to the Streets to Protest Against Discrimination

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by Alessandra Ressa

Although Trieste’s  municipality has been for years openly against any form of public gay celebration, some local associations have taken to the streets on Saturday for a cheerful pride.

The colorful assembly then marched through Via Carducci, Via Ghega and along Rive.

Nicknamed Smarze Pride (Rotten Pride), the event, as explained in the flyers, has been organized to protest for the discrimination suffered daily by the Trieste LGBT community.  

Photo credits Alessandra Ressa

The themes discussed during the itinerant protests ranged from education, employment and gay discrimination to immigration, climate change and health.    

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Alessandra Ressa
“Born to Italian-Scottish parents, an explosive combination, reason for my restlessness and love for good food, I’ve moved from San Francisco, California to Trieste 20 years ago. I have a degree in Mass Communication from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s degree in International Cooperation from the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari in Pisa. In San Francisco I worked for several years as a journalist and press officer before moving to Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo and other war stricken countries with the United Nations. I am a professional journalist and English teacher, I love the outdoors, exploring caves and unusual places, travelling, meeting people, the opera, singing, the scent of the sea and the whistle of the wind. No other city in the world other than Trieste can offer all this.”

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