• IDAHOT 2023: Speaking at Montecitorio

    IDAHOT 2023: Speaking at Montecitorio

    I put on a crisp white shirt that got creased within minutes of walking in a Rome that isn’t sure whether the weather is hot or cold. Slightly out of comfort zone, entering the lower house of the parliament of Italy. As much for the shirt, as for the the co-panelists at a seminar organised…

  • Non Binary Language: Maltese

    Non Binary Language: Maltese

    Yesterday I spoke on a panel about Maltese language and it’s binary and non-binary modes. This would be just another event in the life of an activist, weren’t it for the fact that I barely spoke a word of Maltese the first 18 years of my life. To think that now I’m able to not…

  • #ObservingTurkey – I recognise your grief, courge, resilience

    #ObservingTurkey – I recognise your grief, courge, resilience

    First reactions to the 2023 first-round elections in Turkey by Mina Jack Tolu, committee member of the European Greens and Interntional Secretary of ADPD.

  • Protections for Rainbow Families

    Protections for Rainbow Families

    This morning in Brussels I have met with Beppe Sala, Mayor of Milan, together with my colleague from the EGP Committee Vula Tsetsi. Sala addressed the meeting of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, to talk about the increasingly worrying situation in Italy as Meloni and her Government continue to extend their arm of…

  • Has the discussion on LGBTQI Rights in Malta already plateaued?

    Has the discussion on LGBTQI Rights in Malta already plateaued?

    In this blog I analyse the current discussions on LGBTQI issues in Malta, as experienced at the IDAHOT 2022 business breakfast organised by the Parliamentary Secretary for Equality and Reforms on May 17th 2022.

  • ADPD Press: Vote for equality and hope, not hate!

    Mina Tolu and Carmel Cacopardo address the press in Gwardamangia about the party’s proposals and vision for an equal and inclusive society.

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