The Department of Gender and Sexualities (Faculty of Social Wellbeing) in collaboration with the Institute for European Studies as well as the Human Right's Directorate (Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality) and the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement (MGRM) held the third LGBTIQ Research Symposium on Tuesday 16 May 2023.
Conceived as an opportunity to showcase research on the LGBTIQ community this year's symposium included presentations showcasing research undertaken in Malta but also abroad, namely Greece.
Ten papers were presented and focused on the trans community, LGBTIQ issues in education, legal rights, sex workers, LGBTIQ ageing as well as LGBTIQ themes in modern Maltese theatre.
The event was opened by the Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality, the Hon. Rebecca Buttigieg, and the Dean of the Faculty of Social Wellbeing. The event was overseen and chaired by Prof. Marceline Naudi, Dr Claire Azzopardi Lane and Prof. Mark Harwood.
The event was closed by Colette Farrugia Bennett representing MGRM. As in previous years, the papers presented will be published as a volume in the 'Mapping the Rainbow' series, previous editions being available online.