Election in 2006:
Although her Lazio 1 constituency was seen as a safe Communist seat, her election was not without difficulties, particularly after it was disclosed that she had been a sex worker for a time shortly after arriving in Rome due to the difficulty of finding a normal job as a transgender individual. Clemente Mastella, the leader of the centrist UDEUR party (a fellow member of the coalition) called her "a ridiculous Cicciolina". Alessandra Mussolini, said, referring to Luxuria, that it was "better to be a fascist than a faggot" (meglio fascista che frocio). However, Luxuria's name was placed second on the list of Communist candidates for Lazio, after party leader Fausto Bertinotti, which increased her chances of being elected (Italy uses a system of proportional representation).
During the election, she and another candidate were attacked by a group of fifteen people, allegedly including Alleanza Nazionale politicians; they pelted her with fennel (in Italian finocchio, a word also meaning "faggot"). The politicians in question were suspended by AN; Luxuria criticized the police for the time it took for them to respond to the incident.
Her service in the Italian parliament got off to a rocky start, when in October 2006 Forza Italia MP Elisabetta Gardini insisted that she should not be allowed to use women's washrooms in the parliament building and called for the creation of a third washroom. Gardini described finding Luxuria presence there as a "sexual violence"; and later faced condemnations from coalition deputies for displaying prejudice tantamount to racism. Luxuria declared that she had used the toilets for years and that using the male lavatory would engender even greater problems.
In the 2008 election, the Re-foundation Communist Party joined a coalition of left-wing parties known as the Rainbow Left. However this group gained only 3.2% of the vote and lost all of its seats in parliament. Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right coalition swept to victory. Luxuria was not re-elected. Paolo Ferrero, then leader of the Communist Refoundation Party, said that he would be open to the idea of her returning to politics as a nominee for the European Parliament election, 2009 after her win on L'Isola dei Famosi, but Luxuria said that she had no plans to re-enter politics.
Luxuria has long been a strong advocate for gay rights and a participant in events promoting equality for homosexuals. She helped organize Italy's first gay pride festival in 1994 and continued her activism throughout her tenure as a politician; in May 2007, she took part in the second Muscovite gay pride parade.
She used her prominence in Italian politics once elected as a platform for advocating gay rights. In the lead-up to her election, Luxuria made gay rights an issue of her campaign and felt herself to be a representative of the LGBT community, saying, "We don't want privileges - we want our rights." In addition, Luxuria called for civil unions to be enabled for gay couples and for Italy to accommodate political asylum for "all gays who try to get into Italy from countries where homosexuality is punishable by death".
Luxuria also campaigned prior to the elections for gays to have cohabitation rights, and had helped campaign by winning the support of Italy's left. Furthermore, Luxuria outlined her long-term support for full gay marriage rights, comparable with Spain's implementation of the law. In September 2006, she stated that the Vatican's ongoing influence in politics, specifically in regards to gay marriage, contravened clauses of the Italian Constitution. Luxuria reacted to Pope Benedict XVI's end-of-year speech in 2008, when he compared protecting the environment with saving humanity from a "blurring of gender" (homosexual or transsexual behaviour), by saying that such comments were "hurtful".
Cena alle nove (1991),
Come mi vuoi (1996),
Tutti giù per terra (1996),
Sono positivo (1998),
La vespa e la regina (1999),
Ponte Milvio (1999),
Ogni lasciato è perso (2000),
Mater Natura (2005),
Che fine ha fatto Cenerentola? (2003),
One Drag Show (2003),
Male di Luna (2004),
My name is Silvia (2005),
Persone naturali e strafottenti (2010),
La donna uomo (2010),
Morning has broken - Una vita spezzata (2010),
Si sdrai perfavore (2011 - 2012),
Maurizio Costanzo Show (Canale 5) (1995),
Markette - Tutto fa brodo in TV (La7) (2004-2008),
One Shot Evolution (All Music) (2006),
L'Isola dei famosi 6 (Rai 2) (2008) - competitor,
L'Isola dei famosi 8 (Rai 2) (2011) - columnist,
L'Isola dei famosi 9 (Rai 2) (2012) - presenter,
Fuori di gusto, (La7, 2013) - presenter,
Colorado, (Italia 1, 2013)- presenter,
Grande Fratello, (Canale 5, 2014)- columnist,
Chi ha paura della muccassassina? Il mio mondo in discoteca e viceversa, Bompiani, 2007,
Le favole non dette, Bompiani, 2009,
Eldorado, Bompiani, 2011,
L'Italia migliore, Bompiani, 2013
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