Talk organized by Carlo Antonelli and Francesco Urbano Ragazzi. With Marco Scotini, Elisa Cuter, Elvira Vannini, Giorgio Bozzo.
In December 1971, exactly fifty years ago, came for the first time on the newsstands a monthly magazine FUORI!, organ of the Italian Revolutionary Homosexual United Front. It was the first newspaper of the homosexual liberation movement in Italy, a monthly magazine that put political revolution and sexual revolution in the foreground, supporting the great season of the struggle for civil rights in the years between 1971 and 1974, in an epochal transition for Italian society.
Carlo Antonelli and Francesco Urbano Ragazzi decided to bring that story to light, a story of courage, politics and revolution, carried out by “a group of women and men who 50 years ago, starting from Turin and then throughout Italy”, the authors underline, “have courageously undertaken a struggle for liberation, clashing with the violence, obtuseness and conformism of the entire Italian society”.
To do so, they have produced a large volume, entitled ‘FUORI!!! 1971-1974’, published by Nero Editions with the support of the Fondazione Sandro Penna Fuori! and the support of Levi’s, which offers a faithful reprint of the first thirteen issues, from number 0, distributed almost like a punk fanzine in the clandestine meeting places of the time, up to FUORI! Donna, the thirteenth issue and the first to be produced by women only.
Massimiliano Tarantino, Director at Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli
Carlo Antonelli, cultural producer
Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, curatorial duo
Giorgio Bozzo, author and producer, ‘Le Radici dell’Orgoglio”
Elisa Cuter, writer and researcher, Berlin
Marco Scotini, Department Head di NABA e Art Director of FM Centro per l’arte contemporanea
Elvira Vannini, founder of Hotpotatoes.it