Sunday, 21 July 2013

Times: Updated: Hundreds attend Malta's Gay Pride Parade in Valletta
Saturday, June 22, 2013, 13:31

Video: Darrin Zammit Lupi [Click on the hyperlink above to watch the video.]

Republic Street in Valletta was this morning transformed in a rainbow of colours as people from all walks of life joined the gay community in the annual Gay Pride parade.

Reporter Kristina Chetcuti spoke to Gaby Calleja, of the Malta Gay Rights Movement, about the current situation, the stigma that can surround homosexuality and the organisation's current projects.

Prohibition of sexual orientation discrimination to be included in Constitutional reform

At the end of the parade, Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli said she had spoken with the Law Commissioner for constitutional reform to include the prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

When she made the proposal, she said she had been worried that the Opposition would oppose it.

But she said she heaved a sigh of relief this week when she heard that the Opposition had presented a similar plan.

The minister said reform should not stop at sexual orientation but should also include gender identity.

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