murales di Keith Haring a Pisa

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Known for Piazza dei Miracoli and the famous Leaning Tower, the medieval city of Pisa has always had a vibrant gay scene, thanks to the presence of three universities, which make Pisa a perfect fit for LGBT events and parties.

Do not miss one of the last works of Keith Haring, the beautiful mural, Tuttomondo, which was created in 1989, just months before his death from AIDS.  The colorful mural can be seen on the back wall of the church of St. Anthony.

Pisa hosted the first ever Italian Gay Pride event on November 24, 1979. It was a true testament to the city’s acceptance of the gay population. The relationship between the population and the LGBT community is so tight that in 2010 the mayor hoisted a giant rainbow flag in the centrally located Ponte di Mezzo. In addition, he even wore a rainbow belt instead of the classic Italian flag worn by most mayors at official functions.

The City Council became part of Gay Pride by designing the website, www.gay.it, the main Italian gay online newspaper, with headquarters in Pisa.

There are two gay clubs in town: Colors and The Siesta Club, which are frequented by young people, mostly university students. The clubs are open every evening from Tuesday to Sunday. My Keta is a popular Friday night destination because of its close proximity to many other bars. The My Keta audience is mixed, although mostly young.