If Piazza Scala could speak, it would tell all the demonstrations that the Milanese LGBTQ + community has organized right here.
On June, 27, 1992, the first same-sex marriage was celebrated in this square which, however symbolic, marked an era. Since then, the square has become one of the most important places for the community: the “Wake up, Italy!” protest rally took place here for example, and due to the great amount of people that came here during the protest it contributed to the achievement of the law on civil unions.
Right in front of the Leonardo da Vinci's statue, a chain with two padlocks was positioned on the small railing that runs alongside the flowerbed of the square. Those locks where put here to remember the symbolic marriages and will only be opened when the LGBTQ + community will reach full equality with the lawmaking of equal marriage.