Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Malta Today: GWU joins call against homophobic violence
Friday 27 January 2012 - 14:58

Union says sexual orientation forms part of modern and democratic society make-up.

Share this The General Workers Union has joined a call to condemn all forms of violence on gay people, in the light of the attack on a gay woman in Hamrun.

"Sexual orientation is no excuse for violence or discrimination. It should be the standard in a society that is truly modern and inclusive especially for a country that prides itself of being democratic and European," the GWU said in a statement.

The GWU said it joined the solidarity call by NGOs which yesterday held a symbolic demonstration against homophobic violence.

A 16-year-old gay woman last week was sitting on a bench with her girlfriend when two young men - aged about 17 and 19 - attacked them.

Some 50 people yesterday met in protest, at Fra Diego Square in Hamrun, where the couple was attacked.

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