In 1860, when the penal code was extended to the whole of Italy, the art. 425 wasn't introduced, as it punished same-sex relationships and homosexuality was rooted in the Neapolitan culture.
During the Four Days of Napoli of Italian Resistance, the "Femminielli", Neapolitan gays dressed like women, went to the squares with weapons in order to fight Nazi soldiers with partisans.
In 2019, an investment of 100.000€ has been approved for projects promoting inclusion of LGBTQ+ people and fighting discrimination, especially in work environments. These events prove how Napoli has always been an open-minded city.
Here you'll find a guide of the association and LGBTQ+ groups in Napoli.
Arcigay Napoli - Comitato Provinciale Circolo "Antinoo"
Vico San Geronimo, 19 Tel. 081 5528 815 Sito Web: www.arcigaynapoli.org
Arcilesbica Napoli - Circolo "Le Maree"
Associazione Certi Diritti
c/o CGIL Napoli - Stanza 511 Via Torino, 16 - 80142 Napoli (NA)
Bars, cafes and libraries
Caffè Intra Moenia
Piazza Bellini, 70 Napoli
081 451652 Sito web
Via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, 89 Napoli
Tel.: 081 459905
Ghetto Crime Bar
Via Giuseppe Ferrigni, 21 Sito web
Via Bellini, 56 Sito web
Piazzetta Demetrio Salazar, 8 Napoli
Discos and clubs
- Criminal Candy
- La Mamada Napoli