Friday, 31 March 2017

Times: 63 change gender on their birth certificate

Monday, November 21, 2016, 19:34

Sixty-one persons have changed their gender on their birth certificate since March 2013, Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli told parliament today.

She was answering a question by Labour MP Godfrey Farrugia.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Times: Gay men should be allowed to donate blood - Labour youths

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 16:43

The FZL addressing the news conference.

A lifetime ban on gay men from donating blood should be lifted and replaced by a 12-month deferral, the Labour Party youth forum has proposed.

Donating one’s blood is an act of generosity and of civic responsibility that should not be conditioned by sexual orientation, the Forum Żgħażagh Laburisti (FŻL) told a news conference while launching its campaign ‘We All Have the Same Blood’.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Times: Transgender policy for prisons launched

Thursday, August 18, 2016, 11:08

Transgender prisoners are to start being assigned to the division that matches the gender on their legal documents regardless of their sex characteristics in line with a “transgender variant and intersex inmates policy” launched this morning.

To date, prisoners were admitted to the section which reflected the gender listed on their birth certificate, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela and Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli said.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Times: Malta to host HIV technical meeting next year
Friday, June 10, 2016, 15:23

Dr Fearne (right) at the UN general assembly. Photo: Health Ministry

Malta is to host a Europe-wide meeting on HIV prevention and mitigation strategies during its six-month stint as president of the European Council next year.

Health Minister Chris Fearne made the announcement while addressing the UN assembly in New York.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

BuzzFeed: Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive

“I knew I was doing something of substance, but it’s really overwhelming.” In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Greg Owen reveals the story behind Britain’s largest ever drop in HIV transmissions.

Patrick Strudwick, BuzzFeed UK LGBT Editorposted on Feb. 25, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.

Laura Gallant / Tim Lane / BuzzFeed

A few days before Christmas 2016, a phone call took place that no one could have predicted.

One of the world’s most esteemed HIV doctors, Professor Sheena McCormack – whose life’s work as an epidemiologist has been to track and fight the virus – picked up the phone to deliver a message that would make headline news: In the space of 12 months, the number of gay men in London being diagnosed with HIV had dropped by 40%. Across England it was down by a third.