Turin mayor in Italy counters anti-LGBT 

World Congress of Families

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) opened in the city of Verona.

The banner was hung from the City Hall in Turin city centre on Friday (March 29), portraying various kinds of families—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.

“Torino loves and welcomes all kinds of families,” the banner reads.

“It’s a beautiful message of inclusivity, which I believe is one of themes that characterises Turin and the history of this city,” Mayor Appendino said in a video posted on social media ahead of unveiling the banner.