Malta has announced the launch of the Europride 2023 program, an international event that will continue to celebrate diversity and equality. The program was launched by the Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality, Rebecca Buttigieg, and will take place from September 7th to 17th, 2023, with the theme “Equality from the Heart”. Europride aims to attract thousands of people from all over the world to Malta to celebrate the LGBTIQ+ community, while promoting a strong message of equality.
During the launch event in Valletta, Parliamentary Secretary Buttigieg highlighted the significance of the date chosen for the launch, stating that it symbolises a society of love where people cherish each other, regardless of their personal choices. She added that Europride represents a historic moment for Malta, as it will be the first time the country hosts this international event and the smallest country in the EU with the best rights for the LGBTIQ+ community.
Buttigieg emphasised that the program of activities was designed to go beyond a week of celebrations and focus on creating a legacy of equality and respect for future generations. The goal is to ensure that the battles that should have been won long ago do not have to be fought again.
The President of the Allied Rainbow Communities (ARC), Clayton Mercieca, also spoke at the launch event and praised Malta’s progress in civil liberties and equality rights. He said that Europride in Malta will continue to increase diversity in the country.
The Artistic Director, Toni Attard, listed the main activities that will be taking place, including an art exhibition, dance and fashion shows. He emphasized that the EuroPride artistic program will primarily focus on work created by queer artists and community allies, showcasing different aspects of queer culture.
The official program details can be obtained from the europride2023.mt website. The Europride 2023 program is an opportunity for Malta to celebrate diversity and equality while promoting a message of love and acceptance. It is a significant step forward in the ongoing fight for civil liberties and equality rights for the LGBTIQ+ community.