More Than 1 In 20 Gżira Residents Identified As LGBTIQ+ In 2021

More Than 1 In 20 Gżira Residents Identified As LGBTIQ+ In 2021
Jan 30 2024 Share

In 2021, Gżira in Malta emerged with the highest percentage of non-heterosexual individuals in its population, as 5.4% identified as gay, lesbian, or with other non-heterosexual orientations. 

According to data provided to MaltaToday by the National Statistics Office, out of a total population of 9,442, this equates to 509 LGBTIQ+ people in Gżira, with 102 being Maltese citizens and 407 non-Maltese residents. 

Following Gżira, other north harbour localities, namely St Julian’s (4.6%), Msida (4.2%), and Sliema (4.2%), also showed substantial percentages of non-heterosexual residents. 

St Paul’s Bay had the largest overall LGBTIQ+ population in Malta, totalling 1,009, but this represented 3.6% of its total population, ranking it fifth in concentration. 

Bormla, in the south harbour, had the highest percentage of Maltese LGBTIQ+ individuals, comprising 2.3% of its population. The census highlighted the concentration of foreign LGBTIQ+ people in affluent north harbour localities and a higher percentage of Maltese LGBTIQ+ individuals in less affluent harbour areas. 

Overall, the census recorded 11,073 LGBTIQ+ people in Malta in 2021, with 5,349 being Maltese citizens and 5,724 from other countries. The Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) welcomed the results but suggested that the figures might only represent the “tip of the iceberg,” especially among older Maltese individuals who may be reluctant to declare their sexual orientation.


Glitch Is Back For 7th Edition: 13th To 16th August 2024

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Glitch Festival is back for its 7th edition between 13-16th August 2024.

999999999, Ben Klock, Brutalismus 3000, Indira Paganotto, Nico Moreno, Oguz, Mall Grab, DJ Heartstring & Anetha  amongst the headliners.

Glitch festival has announced the full line-up for 2024. The festival will feature over 70 artists from various genres within the electronic music spectrum. Expect a mix of debuts, beloved Glitch favorites, and rising stars. Let the countdown begin!

With over 8 stages on offer, dancers are called to gather for a four-day journey driven by a carefully curated list of industry titans, master selectors, live acts and rising stars. From an opening party inside the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage fortifications, roaring rooftop pool parties to an unforgettably energetic Boiler Room stage – Glitch Festival spaces are attentively arranged to provide festival goers with the ideal spots to lose themselves in.

Kicking off on Tuesday 13th with its explosive opening place held right under the glorious fortifications of Valletta, Job Jobse will perform alongside a rare b2b by SPFDJ and Narciss.

The main festival will take place between the 14th and 15th August at Gianpula Village against a backdrop of the ancient medieval city of Mdina.

And finally, the 16th brings the festival to an end with boat party summer-magic followed by a heartfelt closing party.

Lineup A-Z

999999999, 6EJOU, Altinbas, Anetha, Anxhela, Bashkka, Ben Klock, Benwal, Brutalismus 3000, Callush, Courtesy, D.Dan, Daria Kolosova, DJ AYA, DJ Gigola, DJ Heartstring, DYEN, Faster Horses, Fka.m4a, Freddy K, Frederic., Funk Assault, Funk Tribu, horsegiirL, Hyperaktivist, Indira Paganotto, Job Jobse, Justine Perry, Kaiser, Kendal, KI/KI, Mac Declos, Mall Grab, Malugi, MARRØN, Maryline K, MCR-T, Mischluft, Narciss, Nico Moreno, Nørbak, Novah, Oguz, ØTTA, Pablo Bozzi, Patrick Mason, Polygonia, Quelza, Shlømo, SPFDJ, Supergloss, Vall Du Son, VTSS, Yanamaste, Young Marco.

2Aurora, Acidulant, Aspekt, Bjan Jensen, Budg, Damz, Dave Space, Echofaze, Etched, Human Safari, Inverted, Manthrax, Matte, Muski, Reactant, Resume Inc, Sean Rickett, Silk, STK, Volph & Yazmin.


Maltese Becomes European IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Champion

Maltese Becomes European IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Champion
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Avant-Garde Malta shared the moment Michelle Bonnici became the European IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Champion in her category. 

Avant-Garde explained that this was a rough and difficult path to victory, but Michelle managed to apply one of her favourite sweep-over and over techniques during her 3 matches thanks to her grip control.

‘Michelle brilliantly adopted a new sweep to pass approach without having one single point scored on her’, explained the studio. 

Michelle becomes the 4th European champion that Avant-Garde helped to create through their coaching. 

Well done Michelle!


Love Island Malta’s Sabrina Shares Baby Bump Photo

Love Island Malta's Sabrina Shares Baby Bump Photo
Jan 30 2024 Share

Former Love Island Malta contestant Sabrina Grima shared an image update of her pregnancy journey, writing:

‘It’s been a while since I’ve seen my abs and yet it’s the best shape of my life.’ 

Calling her as of yet unborn new family addition her ‘little peanut’, Sabrina is still keeping active despite waiting to welcome the ‘love of her life’ into the world.

Sabrina had teased the pregnancy back in December, sharing images with her partner and writing ‘First Christmas and last as two’. 

Congratulations Sabrina!