The M5s deputy, host of the show “Che tempo che fa”, spoke of his homosexuality: “The private life of people must remain such, but I also think those who have a public or political role have some more responsibility. I also did it for myself because I learned, perhaps very late, that it is very important to love and respect each other “
“I think that people’s private lives should remain such, but I also think those who have a public role, a political role, have some more responsibilities. And I did it for myself too because I learned, perhaps very late, that it is very important to love and respect each other “. With these words, and with his voice broken by emotion, Vincenzo Spadafora, deputy of the M5s and former minister for youth policies and sport, came out during his participation in the program What’s the weather like on Rai3.
“I am homosexual and Catholic, there is no contradiction”
Spadafora explained that there are “two reasons” that led him to come out. “One reason is very political, to testify to my political commitment, for all those who fight for their rights every day and have less chance to do so than I have thanks to my role”, he highlighted. “But it is also a testimony of a religious nature. I am a Catholic who strongly believes in his faith: it may seem in contradiction but it is not at all”, he stressed.
“Homosexuality in politics is used to hurt”
“In politics, homosexuality is also used to hurt, to hit the opponent, with a buzz that I wanted to put out tonight. I hope to be considered for what I do, for who I am. And from tomorrow I will perhaps be happier because I will feel freer “, concluded Spadafora.