Am I the only one who initially wondered why the picture for this story is a footprint? Silly me.
Study finds 90% of PN readers are not sure where Malta is.
It’s in the Mediterranean sea south of Sicily, east of Tunisia and north of Libya.
………..and let’s keep it like that.
Living here in Malta peacefully, untroubled, no issues of homophobia, lovely friendly people and more than 300 days of sunshine every year.
The same lovely friendly people that jeered at a gay couple in a restaurant so that they felt obliged to leave?
I hardly think (from experience) that Malta is the bastion of open mindedness towards LGBT people nor does it lack homophobia …
Don’t judge all by your limited standards.
Malta still has a lot of catching up to do. I suppose I can say that for many countries. Any positive moves must be encouraged.
Discrimination is rampant in Malta. The little protection that exists is virtually useless. Much of the ignorance that exists can be blamed on the Nationalist Party, the cosnervative party in bed with the Church, that recently claimed to have changed its policy towards gay and lesbian rights. This is utterly incorrect. It is merely a device not to lose the gay and lesbian vote at the next election. They have little to fear. Most gay men and lesbians put their allegiance to the party before their own human rights. As for Trisdreen’s comments, he has to remember that foreigners are always treated differently. He probably does not know what people are saying behind his back. If he is Maltese, then invariably he is a PN supporter.
Malta need to do more to make sure people know they are protected and follow the law. It is their governments responsibilty to protect and must make sure they do so.