Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Plucky little Malta!



From the BBC:
Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy.

The bill against the practice, which aims to "cure" a non-heterosexual person of their sexuality, was voted through unanimously.

Under the new law, anyone who tries to "change, repress or eliminate a person's sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression" will be fined or even jailed.

Professionals will face heftier fines of up to 10,000 euros (£8,450/$10,700).

They could also be jailed for up to a year, according to Malta Today.

The bill also enshrines in law that "no sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression constitutes a disorder, disease or shortcoming of any sort".

Malta was named the best European country for LGBT rights by advocacy group ILGA-Europe in 2015.
To celebrate, how about the Maltese Eurovision Song Contest entry from 2012? It may not have ranked very highly in the official scores, but on the night itself our gang voted it in at sixth place in our "chart". Here's Kurt Calleja and This is the Night...

6 comments:

  1. I might want to move there.

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    1. I've never been - but it looks like an adorable place... Jx

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  2. Hooray for Malta!

    *Dashes out the door for Donald Trump mandated conversion therapy...

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    1. I'm going to pop over there and convert some "straights". Jx

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  3. Good old, brave Malta they stood up to and held out against the Nazis and the current generation are doing the same. bless em all !

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