Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

FUORI!!!
1971-1974.

Published by NERO Editions, 2021.

Edited by Carlo Antonelli and Francesco Urbano Ragazzi
ISBN: 978-88-8056-142-2

FUORI!!!

With a powerful exclamation and a comic bomb on the cover, FUORI!!! is a book that makes accessible for the first time after 50 years the pages of FUORI!, the legendary magazine published by the Fronte Unitario Omosessuale Rivoluzionario Italiano (United Front of Italian Revolutionary Homosexuals). It is edited by Carlo Antonelli and Francesco Urbano Ragazzi for NERO Editions.

Adding two exclamation marks to the original title, FUORI!!! brings FUORI! back to the present day, putting the reader in front of a historic transition whose importance is often underestimated. If the freedom of sexual expression is an increasingly accepted and shared value in Italy today, we owe it to the group of women and men who 50 years ago – starting from Turin and then throughout the country – have courageously undertaken a struggle for liberation, clashing with the violence, obtuseness and conformism of an entire society.

FUORI!!! consists in the faithful reprinting of the first thirteen issues of the magazine. The book thus documents a glorious moment in the struggle for civil rights: the one that goes from 1971 to 1974. This new editorial project therefore proceeds from issue 0, distributed almost like a punk fanzine in the cruising places of the time, to FUORI! DONNA, the thirteenth issue and the first to be produced by women only.

The book contains photostatic reproductions of the original papers and collects them in a single, gigantic almanac. Accompanying the book is a critical introduction signed by the project’s editors Carlo Antonelli and Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, and a long interview with the founder of FUORI!, Angelo Pezzana.
FUORI!!! avails itself of the scientific collaboration of Fondazione Sandro Penna / Fuori! and the support of Levi’s.

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