Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Times: It’s OK to be anyone

Sunday, 21st November 2010

Nationalist whip David Agius was yesterday seen standing behind a sign reading: ‘I’m voting Labour’, though he was participating in an event organised by the youth section of the PN aimed at challenging discrimination and intolerance.

Wooden silhouettes of people were placed at City Gate, Valletta, each representing different types of people: straight, gay, Muslim, Christian, white, black, Labour and Nationalist.

Personalities like presenters Peppi Azzopardi and Fr Colin Apap and MP Karl Gouder took part in the interactive installation which was set up as part of a campaign entitled ‘It’s OK to be you’.
Speaking to the press during the event, Mr Azzopardi and Fr Apap said cultural diversity should not simply be accepted or tolerated, but celebrated.

“Whatever background you come from, whatever your political or religious belief and whatever your sexual orientation may be, we believe your voice is just as important as everyone else’s,” the organisers wrote in flyers distributed to passers-by.

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