Jan 22, 2012

Press statement: Homophobic Hate Crime

Released on 22/1/2012 in reaction to the article on the Sunday Times 'Thugs attack lesbian, 16, on a bench'

We Are - The University of Malta LGBTQQI Organisation would like to join MGRM and aditus in condemning this homophobic hate crime.  We Are call upon the authorities to undertake necessary measures to hold the offenders accountable.  We recognize the difficulties young LGBT persons face when coming out and trying to be accepted at school and work.  Homophobic and transphobic bullying can be upsetting and difficult to deal with.  We Are believes that nobody has to put up with any kind of bullying and encourages young LGBT persons to report these incidents and seek help when needed.

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The National Gay Helpline run by MGRM is Tel: +356 21430006 / +356 99255559
If you're a student at university you can also contact counselling services: http://www.um.edu.mt/counselling

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