In fact, a 17-year-old girl was held captive by her parents for one year after they found text messages that she exchanged with her girlfriend.
Fortunately, she managed to escape. She used an anonymous chat on Speakly, a channel dedicated to LGBTQ minors that was set up with the Ministry of Education and is linked to local LGBTQ organization Gay Center. The organization alerted the authorities who immediately moved her to a care home for minors.
"The girl has gone through a very serious family situation since her parents found out she was a lesbian last year," member of Gay Center Fabrizio Marrazzo said.
"She managed to escape once again and contacted our Gay Help Line. We helped her move to a care home and start anew, and let her go back to school."
As Marrazzo said, this wasn't her first escape attempt and it highlights a serious problem. Indeed, the first time she escaped, she went to the police and this one found nothing better to do than bring her back to her parents because she was a minor.
Fabrizio Marrazzo is calling for a law against homophobia because "this is not an isolated case".
Fortunately, this girl was able to escape but how many are still retained?