The LGBTIQ+ community met with Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi to discuss measures to make the LGBTIQ+ group feel more at home in the Church.
Representatives from a number of LGBT+ organizations in Malta, including Allied Rainbow Community (ARC), Drachma LGBTI, Drachma Parents Group, LGBTI+ Gozo, and the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Malta (MGRM), were able to share elements of their lives as well as their work during a meeting held on Tuesday.
The organizations stated in a press release published on Thursday that they discussed the problems they’ve faced as well as the positive developments they’ve witnessed over the last few years. Pride was one of the topics discussed.
They explained how the LGBTIQ+ community was made to feel worthless and ashamed of their identity and themselves for an infinite amount of time.
The Bishops expressed great sensitivity to the concerns of the LGBTIQ+ community during their debate and committed to continue to provide a welcome environment for all.