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Alfonso Signorini in the long editorial who talks about his life and how he lived his homosexuality for many years, before that the come out. The 58-year-old journalist, editor of the weekly newspaper, undresses and says: “I’ve been living one for years parallel life, hidden, opaque”. Every day he was afraid of being discovered.
Signorini before coming out: “For years I’ve been living a parallel, hidden, dark life”
“When I think of myself as a child, I look at myself with so much tenderness. A kid in prison. I looked at my sister’s dolls, I combed them secretly, but my ear was always alert: as soon as I heard the footsteps of my mother and father approaching my room, I played again with the toy cars or the Fort Alamo full of cowboys and Apache Indians,” Signorini begins.
“I’ve watched Walt Disney cartoons: I will, I’m not exaggerating, have reviewed thousands of times the scene where the Smemorina fairy dresses up Cinderella for the ball in her Prince Charming’s castle – Alfonso continues – At the carnival I have this one Costume chosen, as Prince Charming, while all my companions were dressed as Zorro or as a cowboy. Growing up, I felt inside that I would spend the rest of my life hiding. Only the heroes of antiquity kept me company, that world where men were friends and shared life without shame.”
The 58-year-old reporter opens up about the suffering he endured to look different from who he really was
The conductor of the GF Vip adds: “For years, to feel less isolated and more integrated, I did what I never wanted to do. I learned to swear because the boys in my neighborhood did it too, I took the girls to Camporella and I even bragged about it to friends. But for me, I dreamed of something else, I watched the cutest mates under my eyes, the ones who had a lot of girls behind them, and I immediately lowered my eyes when our eyes met, afraid that some of them would notice would.
Then comes the painful admission: “For years I have been living a parallel life, hidden, dark. I felt out of place everywhere and lived in fear of being discovered, I felt footsteps all around me. They were no longer my parents’, they were the ones who would judge me.
I felt out of place everywhere and lived in fear of being discovered, I felt footsteps all around me
Alfonso Signorini in his editorial on Chi
Alfonso Signorini She felt pain: “I do not want to speak to you about the sufferings I have suffered, I keep them to myself: they have helped me to be who I am and in the end I also thank them.” Today is he happy and determined. The journalist and writer reflects on the marriage between Alberto Matano and Riccardo Mannino after 15 years together. He decided to put the couple on the cover of Chi, emphasizing: “Alberto and Riccardo’s wedding is really a success. An achievement that makes us go ahead with our heads held high. And that teaches us, if ever there was a need, that true love is only one. And that’s what makes this life unique and extraordinary.”