Lecturer apologises after Facebook post on transgender protestor
Lecturer Stephen Florian has apologised to Alex Caruana after a post he uploaded on Facebook in which he exposed Mr Caruana as a transgender person.
In a statement, he said that he never had problems with LGBTI people.
He admitted that he made an error of judgement by writing the post and had no intention to appear homophobic. He said he suspected a media plot when atheists turned up at the protest organised by a group who call themselves Patrijotti Maltin, and this is why “I wrote what I wrote.”
The protest was against the opening of a Muslim Centre in Buġibba.
“I understand that in a political war any uncertainty is used for character assassination, and so I take responsibility,” he said.
He said the dialogue that has been opened with the Malta Muslim Council will lead to the desired results.