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Drachma Parents Group

Below is a message from the Drachma Parents Group:

The Drachma Parents’ Group was established in April 2008 and meets once a month at Mt St Joseph Retreat House, Mosta. We are committed to encourage and uphold LGBT people and their families in an effort to create more awareness of the difficulties faced because of the stigma society unfortunately attaches to persons with a different sexual orientation. Being a Christian organisation, we meet and pray for our children and loved ones – not because they are bad persons but because we know that God loves them exactly the way they are and made them in His own image. We consider that the Church’s stand on matters relating to our children’s sexuality creates a need for us to come together and discern our own response, as parents of LGBT children. We believe that there may be an opportunity for the Church to grow in this area also and we are perhaps best positioned to offer our discerned reflections and act as intermediaries with the local ecclesial authorities, to ensure that LGBT believers feel embraced by the Church.

Our first get together was on the 9th April 2008 and from that day on, we have not looked back because Drachma is a vital place of support. We organise special meetings during the Easter and Christmas periods which are open to the public – when we pray Holy Mass and then hold a small party to encourage more fellowship and create further awareness regarding sexual discrimination.

We hope to welcome more and more parents and relatives of LGBT people who are willing to join us and – in our own silent way – give hope to those who may still be finding it difficult to come to terms with their loved one’s sexuality.

May God continue to bless our children and our families.

For more info, please contact Drachma on 7944 2317 or email drachmalgbt@gmail.com

Join Drachma for one hour of prayer and reflection on 17th May, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia at 7pm at the University Chapel. Send sms on 79442317 if you are interested to join or learn more.

National Gay Helpline

If at any time you require support or you feel like you would like to express your thoughts freely to a person who will understand you, send us an email on support@maltagayrights.org

You may also call the National Gay Helpline, run by MGRM... Tel: +356 21430006 / +356 99255559

The Drachma Parents Group is also an active group within Drachma.  Their mission is that of providing support to parents and friends of LGBT people, read more

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If at any time you require support or you feel like you would like to express your thoughts freely to a person who will understand you, send us an email on support@maltagayrights.org

You may also call the National Gay Helpline, run by MGRM... Tel: +356 21430006 / +356 99255559

Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM)

32, Parish Street ,
Mosta ,
MST 2021,
Malta (Europe).
T: +356 2143 0009
M: +356 9925 5559
E: mgrm@maltagayrights.org

The Drachma Parents Group is also an active group within Drachma.  Their mission is that of providing support to parents and friends of LGBT people,read more