“Open these cages, you aren’t alone”

Viterbo That is the message from Lorenzo Gabriel Paoletti, aka Lhøre, who makes use of poetry, rap and visible artwork to talk about Lgbtq+ rights

by Elisa Cappelli

Viterbo – “Open these cages, you aren’t alone”. That is the message of Lorenzo Gabriel Paoletti aka Lhøre.


Lorenzo Gabriel Paoletti aka Lhøre


At all times obsessed with poetry, rap and visible arts, he makes use of these expertise to precise himself. His works converse of the liberty and consciousness of the LGBTQ+ group.

Passions, Lhøre’s, grew increasingly necessary in his life after he grew to become a sufferer of aaggression transphobia within the household. A darkish time he got here out of with out ever giving up.

His ardour for artwork was born as a toddler. “From the age of 5/six – he explains – I had a shabby guitar, which I just lately restored, and it has remained to at the present time. I took the guitar, even when it was out of tune, and wrote the primary songs. On the age of 12 I wrote my first work Solitary Souls, a textual content concerning the absence of my brother (or sister) who was by no means born as a result of sadly my mom had an abortion. We’re like two lonely souls that nobody can ever unite. At that age I nominated the tune to Federiciano”.


A creation by Lhøre

A creation by Lhøre


The identical ardour accompanies him in highschool. “Within the fifth essay I got here out with music and freedom, the place I write that music and freedom are on the identical degree as a result of they’re the utmost expression of our being. By way of artwork we handle to be ourselves.

My research then progressed to picture advisor and dressmaker, I began to check all the pieces that’s shade concept, shadows, highlights and so forth and obtained high of the category. The fantastic arts instructor took me additional and from there. Then my inventive path continued even after my sexual transition. And I went from the stage title The Darkish Rose to Lhøre”.


A creation by Lhøre

A creation by Lhøre


Then comes theaggression transphobic. “In April 2021 – says Lhøre – I suffered a transphobic assault from my father, I lived in darkness in Could, I began working once more in June and in July I began learning. Then September got here, that was the worst month for me as a result of they modified my hormones and I used to be like locked in a black field the place there was solely me, the place there was the shadow and the hazard of transphobia, I used to be additionally afraid to stroll round , however I wished to precise myself”.

So devoting himself to artwork gave Lhøre a lift. “From then on, whereas persevering with to check and compete, I used to be capable of categorical myself because of figurative artwork. However the phrases nonetheless did not come out. The phrases got here again to me in February and from there I began raping once more to combat discrimination and converse out about my group. I attempt to create consciousness. As in considered one of my texts, crime novel. They’re denunciation texts to say that we’re right here to say what we’ve got suffered.


A creation by Lhøre

A creation by Lhøre


There may be one creation that Lhøre likes rather a lot and it exhibits a bit of man with the colours of the rainbow “Rainbow, in a cage. And I’ve skilled that. An LGBTQ+ particular person being put in a cage for going via an act of transphobia. It was appreciated by the President of Lesbian Distinction in Rome, Lucia Caponera, who instantly understood its significance, and by a photographer from Viterbo. Caponera requested me if I nonetheless really feel on this cage and I answered that in a couple of moments sure “.

Lhøre continues his wrestle and inventive expression. Along with poetry and rap music, he needs to jot down a fairy story. Within the meantime, he continues his exercise of making commissioned works, decoupage tables and drawn tables. A job that retains him busy 24 hours a day.


A creation by Lhøre

A creation by Lhøre


There is a crucial message that Lhøre needs to ship out. “Open these cages, you aren’t alone – he says –. There are realities like Uni Delight that I work with and have opened a window with for younger individuals to come back out and have assist individuals. There are lots of comparable realities. You aren’t alone, it’s not the Viterbo of ten or twenty years in the past. We’re a really sturdy group the place everybody helps one another. Open the cages. Okay, there could be points just like the assault I suffered. However however I went additional, additionally because of the assist of those realities. In the neighborhood I actually discovered pals, or reasonably Amic*, with the asterisk, who allowed me to proceed. There’s a group of individuals, we’re many, we’re united, when one is touched, all are touched. You could not be afraid, you could proceed in your means”.

Lhøre was on the float that accompanied the gang of LGBTQ+ rights supporters via the streets of Viterbo on July ninth and noticed a closely modified metropolis, actually rising from the Center Ages, because the motto of the 2022 version learn: “Get out from the Center Ages”.

“From Delight Lazio – he says – I noticed lots of people, loads of households that I did not anticipate, I noticed the assist of straight individuals, rather a lot, it was fantastic. Particularly being on the wagon and seeing this flood of individuals. I didn’t anticipate such a solution from Viterbo. We’re popping out of the Center Ages”.

Elisa Cappelli


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