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THE CLASH BETWEEN FAITH & SEXUALITY
A gay Italian writer lights himself on fire in St. Peter's Square, illuminating the deadly consequences of religious intolerance.
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The Clash Between Faith & Homosexuality
On January 13, 1998 Alfredo Ormando, an unknown gay writer from Sicily, shocked the world by lighting himself on fire in St. Peter’s Square, the only time such a protest had taken place on Vatican soil. Despite the attempt by some in the gay community to frame the event as the spark of the “Italian Stonewall,” Alfredo’s gesture faded into obscurity. ALFREDO’S FIRE chronicles one man’s descent into darkness...