LGBTI+ Gozo is the first Gozitan organisation that works towards gender equality, sexual orientation and gender identity. The scope of such an NGO founded in May 2015 is to speak about diversity in all its forms.
As the Motto states: Diversity: Embrace it, Share it, Celebrate, all events are aimed in focusing on such achievement to be held.
The organisation launches a number of national and international opportunities for members to engage with, whilst expanding our outreach to the public. Better together – A series of seminars about sexuality and sexual health, the LGBTI+ Gozo youth hub a space for youths to connect and converse, and We stand with LGBTI+ Gozo are some projects that one can participate in
LGBTI+ Gozo participates and partners yearly with a number of Gozitan, Maltese and international organisations, such as Pride week, Queer Camp and is an active voice in policy fora.
It is run by a group of executive members, all volunteers who handle the day to day operations, supported by a number of squad members who engage in periodic projects and initiatives. Moreover, it has a strong membership base of over 100+ and aspires to grow more.
It aims to offer a number of services through a list of professionals that work on the local field and serves as a middle link between services offered in Malta and that of Gozo. In 2020, the organisation recognises the lack of GU Clinic services, lack of accessible Trans* health care, and limited access to the Gender wellbeing clinic for Gozitans residing in Gozo as some of the major challenges. The organisation will keep on working for easy access to these services and more. You can support these initiatives by becoming a member.
Diversity: Embrace it - Share it - Celebrate it
LGBTI+ Gozo is to promote and raise awareness regarding the LGBTI+ community and issues affecting it whilst organising events aimed to include all LGBTI+ peers and supporters.
To provide support and information for the LGBTI+ community in Gozo, be a platform of inclusivity and be a stepping stone to all who need aid, whilst educating the public on various facets of the society, on the acceptance of diversity within our society and on LGBTI+ legislation together.
Determination: The organisation believes that through determination, any challenge or obstacle can be overcome.
Diversity: The organisation’s core value is that of diversity, LGBTI+ Gozo believes that diversity does not hinder society but rather makes it stronger.
Empathy: LGBTI+ Gozo believes in understanding the feelings of others by putting oneself in another shoe.
Openness: LGBTI+ Gozo believes in being open to any experience or situation and in having an open mind, ready to learn and challenge one’s own bias and belief.