You cannot keep good men down, it says here.

“In those days if you were a femmenella [a slang Italian word for a gay man] you couldnt even leave your home, or make yourself noticed – the police would arrest you,” he said of his home town near Naples. “On the island, on the other hand, we would celebrate our Saints days or the arrival of someone new… We did theatre, and we could dress as women there and no-one would say anything.”

via BBC News – A gay island community created by Italys Fascists.