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 73 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, bisexual and bi+, trans* and non binary, intersex and asexual 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 73 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


Deleghe esterne alla segreteria

Alberto Nicolini (Migranti), Marco Giusta (Marginalità), Mirko Pace (Intersezionalità)

Il Collegio dei garanti

Alberto Baliello (presidente), Alessandro Cataldi, Marco Coppola

Il Collegio dei Revisori dei Conti

Bruno Tommassini (presidente), Carlo Guarino, Massimo Bellomo

La composizione del Consiglio Nazionale

Barbaro Lorenzo
Bassani Barbara
Bianchi Alberto
Bonzoni Louise
Borghi Matteo
Brancato Manuela
Canciani Ambra
Catucci Giacomo
Cavalletti Serena
Ciminelli Pia
Costacurta Mirco
D'Acri Silvio
D'Angelo Marilù
De Adamo Eva
Del Regno Rocco
Di Giovanni Maria Cristina
Di Marcantonio Chiara
Dicintio Danila
Duca Rosario
Fable David
Ferrarotto Antonio
Ferrarotto Davide
Ferri Eleonora
Finelli Claudio
Fraulini Elisa
Fusacchia Manuela
Gasperini Giulio
Giovinazzi Francesco
Graneri Serena
Labanti Arianna
Liotta Emanuele
Marchegiani Matteo
Marrazzo Fabrizio
Mazzocchi Maurizio
Merafina Nunzia
Michelotti Lucrezia
Migliore Virginia
Moraglia Leonardo
Moramarco Michele
Napoli Francesco
Pace Mirko
Papagna Damiano
Passi Patrizia
Paulina Sandi
Pellegatta Fabio
Persini Luca
Pesaresi Ludovica
Pignatelli Luigi
Pontillo Federico
Ragusa Andrea
Redi Gianni
Ricci Simone
Saccardi Marco
Simioli Salvatore
Solazzi Elisabetta
Sollaku Xhino
Sorbara Fabrizio
Tammaccaro Matteo
Tecchio Tamara Paola
Toffetti Stefano
Tombesi Matteo
Tonti Marco
Tramonte Tommaso
Tripepi Margiotta Valentina
Turano Pietro
Ulgharaita Ilaria
Vanni Carlotta
Varchetta Giosy
Vasile Ana Maria
Vessi Licio
Vibe Draghetti Elisabetta
Vigliarolo Valentina
Visco Luce
Vodani Lara

Gruppi e commissioni nazionali

*sezione in aggiornamento*


Segreteria e Logistica Ufficio Nazionale: Federico Sassoli

Ufficio Stampa: Vincenzo Branà

Webmaster: Federico Esposito

Responsabile Programmazione/Progettazione: Ilenia Pennini

Coordinamento Progetti: Ariberto Vergnani

Amministrazione: Matteo Cavalieri

Direttore Informatico, Fundraising e Digital Campaigning: Fabrizio Sorbara