The Florence branch of ArciGay, the leading Italian non-profit organization for the LGBTQI+ community, opens its new headquarters at Circolo Arci Novoli (via di Novoli 9) on June 4. With the first Florentine branch having closed around 2010, the launch marks an anticipated return of the support service and anti-discrimination group. ArciGay Firenze Altre Sponde was founded in November 2020 as 20 activists and volunteers dedicated themselves to providing resources and advocacy when they were crucially needed, and which they continue to be today. Upon opening, the group immediately offered mental health support and they are now actively engaged in high school projects, seeking to end discrimination and to foster a greater spirit of inclusion: the organization’s top priority. Partnerships with Croce Rossa Firenze and other voluntary organizations such as Nosotras further extend the support network.