The Vatican City State is surrounded by the nation of Italy, and so the Catholic Church has a great influence on Italian politics and social life, especially in regard to LGBT issues. But Italian Catholic LGBT people have been organizing and working to spread a more positive message about LGBT issues than most church leaders offer. Many of the major Italian cities have religious LGBT organizations, often heavily populated by Catholics, and a national federation of Christian LGBT groups, Cammini di Esperanza, recently formed.
Vice magazine recently had a short interview with Iacopo Ialenti, a young gay Catholic man in Florence, Italy, who is a member of Kairos, that city’s Christian LGBT organization. Kairos made headlines in 2013, when early in the pontificate of Pope Francis they wrote an introduction letter to him and received an affirming, handwritten response.
Source: – Bondings 2.0