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Homophobia: AD calls for immediate action against hate crimes

Alternattiva Demokratika - The Green Party expressed its support of
the "Right to Feel Safe: Demonstration for Hate Crime Legislation"
demonstration organised by LGBT NGOs.

Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said: "Alternattiva Demokratika –
The Green Party fully endorses the calls by NGOs and civil society for
more action, including the need to update Malta's legislation, against
homophobic hate crimes".

Yvonne Arqueros Ebejer, AD Deputy Chairperson and Spokesperson for
Civil Rights said: "Full sexual and gender equality should be achieved
in Maltese society without fear of discrimination on the basis of
one's sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression".

Robert Callus, ADZ – Malta Green Youth spokesperson said: “We will be
present in the peaceful demonstration because we feel that LGBT rights
have not been given enough attention by the political parties in
parliament. Denouncing hate crimes is not enough without political
commitment. As Malta’s progressive party, AD advocates concrete LGBT
rights and sexual and gender equality”.

L-Omofobia – AD titlob azzjoni immedjata kontra krimini tal-Mibgheda

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party esprimiet sapport
mad-demostrazzjoni “Right to Feel Safe: Demonstration for Hate Crime
Legislation” organizzata mill-NGOs tal-LGBT.

Michael Briguglio, Chairperson tal-AD, qal : ”Alternattiva Demokratika
– The Green Party tapprova l-ghajta mill-NGOs u s-socjeta’ civili
ghall-aktar azzjoni, inkluz il-bzonn li jigu aggornati l-ligijiet ta
Malta kontra l-omofobija u l-krimini tal-mibeghda”.

Yvonne Arqueros Ebejer, Deputat Chairperson tal-AD u kelliema
ghad-drittijiet civili, qalet: “Fis-socjeta’ Maltija trid tintlahaq
ugwaljanza bejn is-sessi u sesswalitajiet differenti minghajr biza` ta
diskriminazzjoni fuq il-bazi tal-orjentazzjoni sesswali, identita’ u
espressjoni tas-sess”.

Robert Callus, kelliem mill-ADZ – Malta Green Youth, qal: “Ahna se
nkunu prezenti fid-demostrazzjoni pacifika ghax inhossu li
d-dirttijiet tal-LGBT mhux qeghdin jinghataw bizzejjed attenzjoni
mill-partiti politici fil-parlament. Il-kundanna tal-krimini
tal-mibeghda mhux bizzejjed minghajr impenn politiku. Bhala l-partit
progressiv ta’ Malta, AD temmen fid-drittijiet konkreti tal-LGBT u
ugwaljanza bejn is-sessi u s-sesswalitajiet differenti”.