International News

Five Major Gains for LGBTQ Rights in 2016
From bathrooms and beauty pageants to diplomatic disputes and Donald Trump’s U.S. presidential victory, 2016 was a turbulent year for
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Malta Outlaws ‘Conversion Therapy,’ a First in Europe
The Mediterranean island nation of Malta has become the first European country to criminalize therapeutic methods that purport to change a person’s
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Malta becomes first European country to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy
Under new law anyone found guilty of trying to change, repress or eliminate a person’s sexual orientation faces fine or
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Malta bans ‘gay cure’ conversion therapy
Malta has become the first European country to ban gay conversion therapy. The bill against the practice, which aims to
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MPs criminalise gay conversion therapy, minister hails public support against transphobia
Civil liberties minister Helena Dalli praises public outcry and reaction to online attack on transgender activist Alex Caruana by Ghaqda Patrijotti
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Malta rapidly expands progressive LGBTIQ laws but society struggles to keep up
Malta is ranked as one of the most progressive countries in the world for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and
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LGBTI report: Malta climbs to third place in ILGA-Europe’s 2015 rainbow map
Malta this year advanced to third place from its 2014 11th placing  with an overall score of 77% (57% in 2014)
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Historic leap in equality as Malta rises to third place in ILGA ranking
Malta Gay Rights Movement coordinator, Gabi Calleja: “That Malta is now at the forefront of the struggle for LGBTIQ equality
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NY Times: Surgery and Sterilization Scrapped in Malta’s Benchmark LGBTI Law
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Transgender people in Malta will no longer need to have surgery, sterilization and a diagnosis
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IGLHRC hails landmark law in Malta on gender identity, expression and protections for intersex children
New York)—OutRight Action International celebrates the unanimous passage of the “Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act, 2015” by
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