Remember Malta, the tiny island nation in the Mediterranean? In addition to being ideal for gay weekend and summer getaways (where yec.com can be of tremendous help to you), Malta just did another remarkable thing – banned “gay cure” therapy!
Officially called “Affirmation of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression Bill”, the law seeks to punish those who prescribe any kind of “gay cures” and “gay conversion therapies”, effectively banning them. Malta is the first state in Europe to make such a ban!
The Malta Chamber of Psychologists, the Maltese Association of Psychiatry, the Malta Association of Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and the Malta Association for the Counselling Profession all stated that they’re glad the bill has been passed. “We openly disapprove of practices are which are harmful to people in our community,’ they said in a statement. “Not only does it reject a group of individuals on the basis of unfound prejudice and lack of tolerance for diversity, but also because it impinges on the international recognition of LGBTIQ rights. As a body we promote respect and equality for all persons, and are determined to continue working towards ensuring our clients can enjoy as safe a therapeutic experience as they deserve.”