Funds will support the professional development of MGRM and its Rainbow Project to provide counseling services to LGBT people and organize educational outreach in the community.
Thursday 8 August 2013 - 18:25 by a Staff Reporter
US ambassador Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley and MGRM coordinator Gabi Calleja
The U.S. Embassy in Malta has awarded a grant of $26,000 to MGRM. The funds will support the professional development of MGRM and its "Rainbow Project" to provide counseling services to LGBT people and organize educational outreach in the community. Pictured are U.S. Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, who witnessed the signing of the grant, and Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) Coordinator Gabi Calleja.
The Rainbow Project will support social work, youth work, psychological and legal assistance to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Questioning individuals. It will also offer consultancy and training services to other professionals and entities working with LGBTIQ people within the care sector.
The Rainbow Support Service is committed to enhance the quality of life of LGBTIQ individuals, their families and friends through the provision of information, consultation and psycho-social welfare services through a gay-affirmative approach.
U.S. Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley stated that U.S. policy is based on the belief that LGBTIQ rights are human rights, and reiterated her commitment to supporting the Malta Gay Rights Movement, We Are and Drachma in their efforts to advance human rights and, in particular, the rights of gay people in Malta.