After having challenged Belfast and Rotterdam for a bid to host Europe’s largest gay pride celebration, Malta’s ‘Equality from the Heart’, together with the Allied Rainbow Communities (ARC), was chosen by the European Pride Organisers Association (EPOA) to host the event. Euro Pride 2023 will bring thousands of international participants for a 10-day event which will include conferences, gathering and parties as well as support meetings for the LGBTIQ community.
This comes after Malta was ranked first in Europe’s LGBTI Rights Rainbow Map with a score of 94%, continually reinforcing Malta’s leading position in the LGBTIQ Community and prime example of promoters for Equality.
Minister for Justice, Equality and Governance Edward Zammit Lewis stated that while Malta has made a lot of progress, there is much more work to do, going on to praise the government’s sustainable financial aid to welcome the event. The event will tackle human rights, LGBTIQ and many other topics, while also featuring avenues for artistic creation and cultivation while welcoming various NGOs to promote their programmes over the 10-day event.
MP Rosianne Cutajar took to Facebook to express her pride in the fact that under her responsibility as Parliamentary Secretary, Malta not only remained first in ILGA-Europe’s index but increased its score up to 94%, which goes to show the country’s commitment to protecting social rights.
Photo Source: BBC / Edward Zammit Lewis