(ANSA) – COSENZA, MAY 19 – First the sentence “We don’t want …
in our family “and then the beatings. The uncle who allegedly called three other men to help him attacked a 16-year-old because he was gay. Silvio Cilento, president of Arci Cosenza, with a post on Facebook. After the attack, according to Cilento, the uncle accompanied his nephew home and said “now you die at home.” The boy had 4 broken ribs, the deviated nasal septum and various injuries The episode was reported to the police.
“I don’t want to go away from home because I’m fine with mom, it’s just dad who is violent. Mom always tells me: brace yourself and be brave” is the phrase, reported by Cilento, of the boy who, according to what has been learned, would have been protected. The 16-year-old, “on May 17 – says the president of the Arch of Cosenza in his post – decided to tie a rainbow bandana on his backpack and go out with her friends. During the journey he is stopped by his paternal uncle (advised by his father) . The uncle parks, approaches and gives him a first slap, which then becomes a punch and immediately after a kick, a series of kicks. Not happy, the uncle calls three other men (males) to help him. We are in the province of Cosenza.
The right and necessary complaints have been made. Physically the boy is better, he will recover. Morally and psychologically I don’t dare to imagine how he is, maybe I don’t want to imagine it. In the hospital they were super welcoming and kind (there is a part of healthcare in Calabria that manifests inclusion). Law enforcement officers did their job. Social workers (let’s spread a pitiful veil) “.” I share this episode with you all and everyone – Cilento writes – just to remind you how necessary and important it is to talk about gender violence, LGBTI issues, gender identity and guidelines sexual. To make you understand how much it is necessary to talk about 17 May, about homophobia, transphobia and lesbophobia. To give you a good reason to take to the streets and participate, participate and participate in initiatives to combat hatred and violence. To give you one more reason “. (ANSA).