People in Malta would rather have an LGBTQ leader and than have a child who was LGBTQ.
Malta Today reports that a new Eurobarometer survey has found that the people of Malta would be a lot more comfortable with an LGBTQ prime minister then they would with their own child being LGBTQ.
The survey found that nearly three-quarters of people (73%) would be comfortable with an LGB prime minister, and nearly two-thirds (61%) of people would be comfortable with a transgender prime minister. However, only 44% of people would be comfortable with having an LGB child, while only 33% would be comfortable with a transgender child. These figures are similar to the responses given by Polish people.
However, the numbers weren’t too high when it came to people saying they’d be uncomfortable with an LGBTQ child. 26% said they’d be uncomfortable with an LGB child, and 34% said they’d be uncomfortable with a trans child.
Attitudes toward LGBTQ people also extended into their children’s dating choices, with only 33% saying they’d be comfortable if their child dated someone who was trans. When it came to same-sex relationships, 41% expressed support.
Despite being resistant to allowing LGBTQ people into their inner circles, Maltese people are accepting of the community in wider circles. Over two-thirds (67%) of people would support an ‘X’ option on identification forms, and 83% believe that trans people should be able to change their documentation to display their gender identity.
The results also found that 77% of people believed schools should teach about LGB issues, 76% believed schools should teach about trans issues, and 73% thought schools should also teach about intersex issues.
The most shocking result found that less people supported equal rights than in 2015, dropping five points to 73%, although the amount of people believing there is nothing wrong with same-sex relationships has increased by two points.