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Ex-footballer crowned Mr Gay Italia

Iraqi refugee gets bravery award after fleeing death penalty

02 September, 14:51
Ex-footballer crowned Mr Gay Italia (ANSA) - Torre Del Lago, September 2 - Former fourth-division goalkeeper Giovanni Licchello was crowned Mr Gay Italia Monday.

Licchello, 26, from the northern city of Ferrara, is an orthodontics salesman in the southern town of Brindisi who showed the jury a scar he got defending a friend from gay-bashers. A special Bravery Award was given to Hussiyen Adnan, an Iraqi refugee living in Turin, who fled his homeland after his family asked authorities to apply the country's death penalty for his sexuality.