At the end of October 2019, the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement (MGRM) launched an online questionnaire to obtain more knowledge about the experiences of people from the LGBTIQ community in Paceville, Malta’s entertainment and club Mecca.
The initiative to conduct this study was primarily instigated by media reports claiming that members of the LGBTIQ community were being treated unfairly, harassed or refused to be served because of their gender identity, sexual orientation or gender non-conforming appearance and/or behaviour. Furthermore, through its interaction within the LGBTIQ community, it is not uncommon for the members of the community to speak to members of MGRM of their negative experiences in Paceville.
MGRM has received 210 responses from the entire spectrum of the LGBTIQ Community. Based on those responses, we are making a series of five recommendations which are intended to improve the security not just of the members of the LGBTIQ community but also that of every patron who frequents Paceville.
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This service aims to provide support and information to individuals and families who seek the support of the service for different reasons. This service aims to offer a constant and consistent social work support service with the aim to out-reach to service users who identify at LGBTIQ, their families and friends. For an appointment email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +356 7943006.
The Rainbow Support Service includes a consultation service with other professionals working with LGBTIQ service users from other agencies and service in Malta and Gozo.
Some information giving sessions may be addressed to other professionals who request the exchange of knowledge on LGBTIQ issues with the aim to facilitate and empower other professionals in their work with this client group. For an appointment email us at email@example.com or call +356 7943006.
The Youth Group in Malta is facilitated by the Rainbow Support Service staff and is hosted at YouthHub, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ St. Joseph High Road, St. Venera. The service is open twice a month every 1st and 3rd Friday between 17:00 and 19:00. Details are available on our facebook page.
In 2013, MGRM set up the first support service for LGBTIQ individuals, their family and friends. The service is committed to enhance the quality of life of LGBTIQ individuals, their family and friends through the provision of information, consultation and psycho-social welfare services.
This project brought together LGBTIQ young people and parents of LGBTIQ individuals to draw up an information booklet aimed at LGBTIQ individuals and their parents. One part of the booklet aims to provide information for LGBTIQ individuals who are exploring their sexual orientation and/or gender identity and gender expression, coming out issues and searching for general information on support and legal structures. For the first time, the booklet also addresses intersex persons.