22nd January 2012
The Drachma Parents’ Group – a support group for parents and relatives of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans (LGBT) – deplores the homophobic violence and criminality depicted in the episode reported in today’s Sunday Times entitled:
‘Thugs attack lesbian on a bench’.
The Drachma Parents’ Group extends its solidarity with the victims and their families and draws on Maltese society and the Christian Community to take stronger action against homophobic remarks and to stand up in defence of victims suffering harassment and violence, on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Civil authorities and the Police Corps are urged to stop this violence by ensuring justice and compensation to the victims is duly given. The Curia is also urged to issue a strong statement in the face of such unchristian and aggressive behaviour and show that it is on the side of homosexuals, ‘who must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity’. (Catechism of the Catholic Church No 2358)
Parents, LGBTs and others wishing to show solidarity or join Drachma may contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org – 99426534/79442317
Drachma Parents’ Group