MIT (Movimento Identita Trans) is one of the most important associations of the Italian LGBTQ+ movement and certainly the oldest
Its official foundation dates back to the summer of 1979 when the protests of trans people became visible and after a few years, exactly on April 14, 1982, led to the approval of Law 164.
At that time, MIT fought not only for trans identity to be recognized but also and above all for the rights and dignity of trans people to be respected: their right to safe and guaranteed transit, the possibility of self-determination and designing their own life.
In the initial phase that goes from its birth to the approval of Law 164, MIT (which at the time was called Movimento Italiano Transexuals) was present with offices in Turin, Milan, Florence and Rome. Subsequently to these are added those of Bologna and Treviso.
MIT organizes its own national congresses in 1987 in Milan, in 1988 in Treviso, in 1989 in Rome during which future trends and projects are outlined.