Colette Farrugia Bennett is an activist for LGBTIQ rights and values diversity and social integration. She is the co-chair of the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement and is also part of the LGBTI Consultative Council which is an advisory committee to the government. She is the co-founder of MGRM’s Rainbow Support Service, which she is currently coordinating and providing support to the LGBTIQ persons in the process of self-identification, dealing with internalised homo-, bi-, trans- and inter-phobia, accessing services, and supporting gender and sexual diversity clients and their families in the process of coming out. Colette has a Masters Degree in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, as well as a Masters Degree and Bachelor Degree in Social Work from the University of Malta. She has specialised in the therapeutic empowerment and affirmation of diverse gender and sexual identities within the context of individual, couple and family therapy.