Who we are


Arcigay is the main Italian LGBTI non-for-profit organization, the largest in terms of number of volunteers and activists throughout Italy. Formally, it is an association for social promotion (APS) registered into the relative national register with number 115 (Law 383/2000).

Since 1985 Arcigay fights for equality, self-determination, and against stereotypes and prejudice towards LGBTI people, as well as against any form of discrimination. We operate all over Italy through our 72 local committees and affiliated associations. We can count on thousands of LGBTI as well as straight volunteers and activists who work passionately towards reaching our goals, while promoting our activities both locally and nationally.


  • At the national level, Arcigay acts as an advocacy player, politically and institutionally, coordinating campaign efforts, initiatives and programs aiming at the promotion and protection of LGBTI rights;


  • At the local level, Arcigay supports its committees and affiliated associations by promoting their growth and development, offering training and education events to their members, creating opportunities to exchange best practices and resources among them, acting within a broader framework of national initiatives, projects and programs.


Our organization operates independently from any government, political party, ideology or religion. Financially, our support comes from our members through their annual membership fees, from private parties through donations, and from grants and funds obtained by private and public institutions by participating to public calls. Arcigay operates with transparency and invests the great majority of its resources on the realization of actual projects. Only a minor part of its funds is invested in its structural administration.

Arcigay currently collaborates with several Italian and foreign NGOs, as well as with the main local, national and international institutions.



At Arcigay we believe in a secular, inclusive and open society based on solidarity and equality, a society in which human and civil rights are recognized, promoted and guaranteed; a society where gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and intersex people are free to be themselves.


Our mission at Arcigay is to promote and protect equal rights, to reaffirm the principles and relationships of solidarity, to fight against all forms of violence, discrimination and violation of human and civil rights of LGBTI people. We fight for political, legislative, cultural and social change through actions of lobbying, advocacy, awareness and information campaigning, by supporting public policies, initiatives, programs, projects, by making our voice heard in the public opinion and by our ability to reach, bring together and gather mass demonstrations.

In particular, Arcigay aims at:

    • obtaining equal and full rights for LGBTI people, including equal marriage rights and the recognition of LGBTI parenting rights;
    • obtaining legislation to protect LGBTI people from violence and discrimination, while striving for a society and culture where homo-bi-transphobic and sexist acts are no longer tolerated;

  • promoting the well-being of the LGBTI community through local-based services, and indirectly through social and cultural change.


Arcigay is a national reality and consists of 72 affiliated associations and local committees. Together, we collaborate to promote and convey all over the country our values, turning them into actual activities and initiatives in favor of the LGBTI community.

As established in the association statute, Arcigay is organized into the following organs: General Congress, National General Secretary, National President, National Council, National Board, Deputy Chairman, Vice-President, Accounting Auditors’ Board and Controllers’ Board.

The General Congress is composed by delegates coming from all the represented territories. It meets every four years to elect the National General Secretary (who acts as the political and legal Director of the Association), the President and the National Council. 

The National Council, composed by delegates of member associations, defines and establishes policy lines as implemented by the National Secretary. This is the highest decision-making body when it comes to association policies.

The National Board coordinates the activities of the association. It is elected as proposed by the National Secretary, acting under his direction and responsibility.

Arcigay, as national association, commits to:

    • Coordinate national political, institutional and social initiatives
    • Promote and multiply local initiatives and campaigns

  • Support the creation, development and training education of its local associations
  • Ensure full compliance and pursuit of the association’s mission and vision


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Il Collegio dei garanti

Alberto Baliello (presidente), Alessandro Cataldi, Marco Coppola

Il Collegio dei Revisori dei Conti

Bruno Tommassini (presidente), Dario De Lucia, Carlo Guarino

I componenti del Consiglio Nazionale

Vincenzo Branà
Giovanni Caloggero
Damiano Fiorato
Massimo Milani
Flavio Romani
Lorenza Tizzi
Antonio Trincheri
Ottavia Voza

Matteo Marchegiani
Marco Arlati
Stefano Toffietti
Alberto Bignardi
Luigia Louise Bonzoni
Giovanni Boschini
Valentina Tripepi Margiotta
Armando Caravini
Elvio Ciccardini
Pia Ciminelli
Leonardo Moraglia
Francesca Gimelli
Christian Leonardo Cristalli
Chiara Cuccheri
Ezio De Gesu
Lorenzo De Preto
Ciro Di Maio
Bernardo Diana
Rosario Duca
Paola Tecchio
Michelangelo Pennisi
Antonio Ferrarotto
Matteo Bordi
Fabrizio Marrazzo
Nunzia Merafina
Chiara Di Marcantonio
Emanuele Micilotta
Elisabetta Draghetti
Michele Moramarco
Francesco Napoli
Marilù Nogarotto
Mirko Antonino Pace
Irene Pasini
Patrizia Passi
Sandi Paulina
Fabio Pellegatta
Davide Podavini
Federico Pontillo
Marino Porta
Camilla Ranauro
Gianni Redi
Marco Regoli
Adriano Romanelli
Antonello Sannino
Elisabetta Solazzi
Fabrizio Sorbara
Matteo Tammaccaro
Thomas Tedesco
Giuseppe Todisco
Giulio Gasperini
Daniela Tomasino
Marco Tonti
Roberto Andrea Pio Tucci
Pietro Turano
Andreas Unterkircher

Valentina Vigliarolo
Luca Vida
Luce Visco
Diego Zampolli

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Segreteria e Logistica Ufficio Nazionale: Federico Sassoli Ufficio Stampa: Vincenzo Branà Webmaster: Federico Esposito Responsabile Programmazione/Progettazione: Michele Breveglieri Coordinamento Progetti: Ariberto Vergnani Amministrazione: Matteo Cavalieri Direttore Informatico e Digital Campaigning: Fabrizio Sorbara