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
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Arcilesbica Napoli - Circolo "Le Maree"

c/o Arcigay Napoli
Vico San Geronimo, 19
Tel. 349 6981 681
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Associazione Certi Diritti

Via Posillipo, 386
Tel. 335 6676 600
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I Ken

c/o CGIL Napoli - Stanza 511
Via Torino, 16 - 80142 Napoli (NA)

Tel. 081 3456 170
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Bars, cafes and libraries

Caffè Intra Moenia

Piazza Bellini, 70

081 451652
Sito web

Bar Fiorillo

Via Santa Maria di Costantinopoli, 89

Tel.: 081 459905

Ghetto Crime Bar

Via Giuseppe Ferrigni, 21
Sito web

Volver Café

Via Bellini, 56
Sito web

Libreria Mercurio

Piazzetta Demetrio Salazar, 8

Discos and clubs

  • Criminal Candy
  • La Mamada Napoli
  • Anatema
  • Same


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