GU Clinic in Gozo: a statement by 13 NGOs

GU Clinic in Gozo statement

Endorsed by:

  1. aditus foundation
  2. Allied Rainbow Communities
  3. Checkpoint Malta
  4. Drachma
  5. Drachma Parents
  6. Gozo Association for the Deaf
  7. Gozo University Group
  8. HIV Malta
  9. LGBTI+ Gozo
  10. Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement
  11. Moviment Graffitti
  12. National Youth Council of Malta
  13. The Scouts Association of Malta

Being non-binary in Malta

#KeepingUpWithTheInterns

Hey all! Hope everyone is safe! This week I am going to talk about a topic close to my heart: human rights and the LGBTIQ+ community. I enjoy reading and informing myself regarding these topics, and since I am part of the community, I also have my personal experience to share. That is why I would like to share it with you all! Hope you enjoy it!

So first off…what does LGBTIQ+ stand for?

L is for lesbian, G is for gay, B is for bisexual, T is for Transgender, I is for Intersex, Q is for Queer or Questioning and the ‘+’ represents the rest of the community.

Around the world, the LGBTIQ+ community continues to face violence, legal discrimination and other human rights abuses on bases of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and/or sex characteristics. Many LGBTIQ+ people cannot fully enjoy their universal human rights. They have a higher risk of becoming victims of hate crime, torture, killing and executions, arrests under unjust laws, unequal treatment, censorship, medical abuses, discrimination in health and jobs and housing, domestic violence, abuses against children, and denial of family rights and recognition. 76 countries in the world still have same-sex criminalization. Six countries still have the death penalty for same-sex relationships.

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