Both, governing and opposition parties voted for the project.ENDS Download the Maltese Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act Download this press statement Learn more about TGEU’s work on legal gender recognition Transgender Europe is a European human rights NGO working for the human rights and equality of all trans people.What I found was a syringe pit, full of men who want to inject their egos and supposed brilliance into your system, and women who – due to our common misconception of age – are too willing to let them succeed. Enough with the super inflated egos: if you think you’re the only businessman who’s managed to make a million, you’re delusional.

Roses are red, violets are blue and where the hell have all the good men gone? I absolutely cannot take another night of getting dressed up and putting make-up on only to find out what I’ve known for years: the dating scene in this country is almost in-existent. Over the past eighteen years, I have ventured far and wide to find a decent place to meet people and decent people to meet at decent places. Enough with the dumbing down to get someone: after all, when you play dumb, you’re only going to attract dumber.

At forty plus, divorced and separated, I never expected to find a line of eligible men waiting outside my front door to date me, but this has become ridiculous!

Transgender Europe welcomes the adoption of the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act (GIGESC Bill) as a historic break-through for the rights of trans and intersex persons in Malta and Europe.

The Maltese Parliament adopted the Bill on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

The GIGESC Bill recognizes the right of each person to their gender identity and the free development thereof.

The envisioned legal gender recognition procedure fulfils the Council of Europe standards of “quick, transparent and accessible” gender recognition procedures, based on self-determination.

Lawmakers in the rest of Europe should take inspiration from this trail-blazer for swift action.” adds Arja Voipio, Transgender Europe Co-Chair.

A public consultation, three parliamentary readings and lively public debates prepared the adoption of the Bill.

The decision comes in wake of the Gender Identity Bill tabled in parliament and a consultation process that followed during which an internal discussion took place on how the current ‘male’ and ‘female’ binary possibilities could be addressed on identification documents.

Silvan Agius, human rights policy coordinator at the Ministry for Social Dialogue, explained that Maltese laws regulating passports and ID cards do not specify that sex is limited to male or female.

It is firmly build on trans and intersex persons´ right to be recognized for who they are.