The “'avvocatura per i diritti LGBT” (LGBT Rights Lawyers) is a network of lawyers set up recently to respond to the need for information and the dissemination of the culture of and respect for the rights of homosexuals in our country. The “avvocatura per i diritti LGBT” is promoting the establishment of a network of lawyers across the country dealing with the judicial protection of homosexuals.
The network has been called “Rete Lenford” (Lenford Network) in memory of the barbarous murder of a Jamaican lawyer engaged in the respect and fight for the rights of HIV-positive people. Four muggers, who broke into his home in the middle of the night, saw a picture of him with his partner, assaulted him and dragged him out of his house to murder him, after having tortured him.
This happened in 2005, not in dark years or the Middle Ages. For the members of the “Avvocatura per i diritti LGBT”, Lenford is an example to suggest to fellow lawyers who have decided to fulfil their social role of providing support and protection of discriminated persons within our society, even in the field of the protection of the rights of homosexuals.
The goal of the Lenford Network is to put practitioners working throughout the country into contact with one another, so that they can exchange information, identify colleagues who can closely follow events occurring in places far away and identify opportunities for debate and cultural growth that can help them tackle their professional activities more efficiently.