June 28 - July 30, 2023

La Pelanda

La Pelanda

From the 28th of June to 30th of July, CCO Mario Mieli, with the cultural association TWM Factory, presents at Mattatoio REVOLUZIONARI3 — 40 anni del Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale a Roma, an exhibition aimed at celebrating forty years of activity of one of the oldest LGBTQIA+ associations in Rome.


RIVOLUZIONARI3 opens to the public for the first time, in the spaces of the Pelanda, the Marco Sanna Documentation Center, historical archive of CCO Mario Mieli which has more than a hundred materials, dating back to the period from the 1970s to today.

The exhibition traces the chronology of the events that overwhelmed the city and the LGBTQIA+ community in those years: from the first self-affirmation struggles of the homosexual liberation movement, derived from the first collectives and associations such as FUORI!, Narciso and CUOR, to the union of a common front, channeled into CCO Mario Mieli, responding to the health emergency of HIV-AIDS; from the need to create a safe place for the community, which leads to the birth of the disco night Muccassassina (inaugurated for the first time right in the halls of Mattatoio, from which it takes its name, evoking the imagery of a cow that resurrects to avenge her sisters); to the need to come out in the open during the very first Pride manifestations.

On the occasion of the exhibition, TLON Editions will publish a book of the same name: a volume that will contain the historical value of the testimony of the association, both in its activism documentation and cultural production, in the first true and official written history of the Mario Mieli Homosexual Culture Circle.

The objective of RIVOLUZIONARI3 is to give back to the city a fragment of its cultural heritage, enhancing and bringing to light the historical legacy of the homosexual liberation movement and its traces in the faces, places and words of forty years.