TO: Giuseppe Conte, Prime Minister of Italy, Luca Zaia, President of the Veneto Region, Massimiliano Fedriga, President of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, and Manuel Scalzotto, President of the Province of Verona

The World Congress of Families is one of the world's most powerful anti-choice and anti-LGBT+ groups in the world - even dubbed a “hate group” by major human rights organisations.

This year, their annual meeting will take place in Verona, Italy, with the support of the Italian Ministry for Family and Disability, the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, the Veneto Region, and the Province of Verona.

We urge you to not support this event and withdraw all endorsements of the World Congress of Families.

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Update – 2 April 2019: The day before the World Congress of Families began in Verona, Italy, we sent All Out members’ signatures to the Italian government from Juliet’s tomb, a symbolic place in Verona where civil unions are celebrated. Then we delivered the 143,000+ signatures to the province of Verona.  See photos of the delivery here.

Thanks to the donations of All Out members, that evening we were able to light up Verona with a massive projection, saying that love is what makes a family and that all families matter! See photos of the projection here.

On Saturday, March 30, All Out members joined tens of thousands of people protesting the World Congress of Families, flooding Verona with a message of inclusive love.

Together, our message couldn’t be ignored and we made headlines across major national and international media outlets.

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Update – 25 March 2019: The WCF website has replaced the logo of the Italian government with the even more important emblem of the Italian Republic. Now, we need to dial up the pressure, even more, to make sure they are not getting away with this.

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Update – 22 March 2019: Today, the logo of the Italian government was removed from the WCF’s website. It’s a first important victory. But the logos of regional governments are still there and increasing. Let’s keep up the pressure to make sure that all endorsements of the World Congress of Families are revoked.

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Update – 12 March 2019: The Italian Government has promised that they will revoke their endorsement of the WCF. But Government logos remain on WCF’s website. Now, we need to dial up the pressure to ensure that the Government really delivers on its promise to end the endorsement of this hate group.

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One of the world's most powerful anti-choice and anti-LGBT+ groups is gearing up for their annual meeting in Italy. And they have the official support of multiple institutions in the Italian government.

Click here to check out some of the speakers they have lined up for the conference.

We can’t let this happen. Please join us in urging the Italian government to withdraw their endorsements of the World Congress of Families now. 

This campaign is being run in conjunction with AgedoANPI | Associazione Nazionale Partigiani d'ItaliaARCArciArcigayAssociazione Lesbica Femminista Italiana: ALFI Nazionale, Associazione Luca Coscioni‎, Associazione Radicale Certi DirittiChiesa Pastafariana Italiana, Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale Mario Mieli, Coordinamento Nazionale Comitati SeNonOraQuandoCoordinamento Torino Pride, Differenza Donna, Edge, Famiglie Arcobaleno – Associazione genitori omosessualiGayNET, I sentinelli di MilanoIPPFENLink Coordinamento universitario, MIT - Movimento Identità Trans, Nelfa Aisbl, Radio SianiRebel NetworkRete della Conoscenza, Rete Genitori Rainbow, Rete Lenford – Avvocatura per i diritti LGBTI, UaarUfficio Nuovi Diritti CGIL Nazionale, and Unione degli Studenti.

Published: 6 March 2019

This is a campaign of the All Out Action Fund, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization.