Update - 12 September 2017: Over 55,000 signatures were delivered to the Chief of Staff for the Minister of Home Affairs and the head of the Department of the Italian National Fire Corps right before the hearing on Costantino’s case. The judge admitted that there isn’t a “clear and specific regulation” on the matter. A final verdict is due in the next few days.
Costantino is a firefighter living in Rome and a proud ally of the LGBT community.
That's why last month, he was so excited to march in Rome's annual Pride parade in his firefighter uniform. But now, he could be fired because of it.
A few weeks after the march, he got a letter from his employers accusing him of "shaming and ridiculing" his colleagues...
Now he's awaiting a disciplinary hearing where his "punishment" will be decided and he needs your help.
Will you sign his petition telling the Italian National Fire Corps that no one should be fired for standing up for equality?
This campaign is being run in conjunction with Roma Pride, Mario Mieli | Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale and with Unione Sindacale di Base.
Published: 1 August 2017