Top 5 Events in Valletta in December
Dec05

Top 5 Events in Valletta in December

Planning to visit Valletta in the Festive Season? La Falconeria Hotel brings you the list of the Top 5 Events in Valletta in December 2017. Read the full list here.

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Tips for your Gay Wedding in Malta
Nov28

Tips for your Gay Wedding in Malta

Are you planning to have your same sex wedding in Malta? This article will give you an overview of the legal framework and all documentations you need in order to celebrate your big day in Malta.

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Malta is the ‘gold standard’ of LGBT reform, says UN equality boss
Sep28

Malta is the ‘gold standard’ of LGBT reform, says UN equality boss

Charles Radcliffe praises the ‘quiet revolution’ of past years  Malta has become the “gold standard” of LGBTQI reforms, according to the head of the United Nations’ LGBT equality campaign. In a video endorsement, Charles Radcliffe, who also heads the Equality and Non-discrimination team at the UN Human Rights office in New York, said Malta had lit the way in the sector. “Malta has become a beacon of...

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Malta Pride 2017 – 9th September, 2017, Valletta
Aug28

Malta Pride 2017 – 9th September, 2017, Valletta

Malta Pride 2017 – 9th September, 2017, Valletta This year Malta Pride will Celebrate the newly enacted Marriage Equality Bill and Malta’s number 1 ranking as the most LGBTIQ friendly country in Europe (ILGA Rainbow Index), Malta Pride will also raise awareness to improve and tackle LGBTIQ Health related issues. Pride Day celebrations including Parade, Street Party and & Concert will start at 4:00pm on Saturday...

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Malta is the upcoming gay travel destination and here’s why
May30

Malta is the upcoming gay travel destination and here’s why

Malta may be a relatively new addition to the gay travel destinations map, but it is here to stay. Be a pioneer, explore, discover and enjoy it before the word gets out!

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UPDATED! Malta Pride 2017
May02

UPDATED! Malta Pride 2017

Join us and Celebrate Love, Life and Diversity at Malta Pride 2017. Get 10% discount off your airmalta ticket to join us and Celebrate Love, Life and Diversity at Malta Pride 2017. Pride week: 10-18th June, 2017. Get your 10% discount Promo Code now.

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The Azure Window: lost and gone forever
Mar08

The Azure Window: lost and gone forever

The Azure Window, Malta`s most photographed national heritage site, has collapsed and disappeared forever. Read the whole story here.

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4 Reasons to Have a Gay Wedding in Malta
Feb27

4 Reasons to Have a Gay Wedding in Malta

There is no place quite like Malta, where gay marriage has become an attractive, easy and accessible opportunity few have been able to enjoy as yet. Get married in Malta and have the gay wedding you want.

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Malta is the seventh-best place in Europe for LGBT workers, report claims
Feb18

Malta is the seventh-best place in Europe for LGBT workers, report claims

Malta is the seventh-best European country for LGBT workers to live in, a study by a French employment agency has found. Malta is one of the few countries in the world to give LGBT people equal constitutional rights, with most other countries failing to protect the community from discrimination.

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6 Reasons to Take Gay Vacations in Malta
Jan10

6 Reasons to Take Gay Vacations in Malta

Malta’s main industry is tourism and with good reason. It has forever been drawing all kinds of visitors, who are after any of its many attractions. It has only recently made it to the gay travel destinations map, yet it certainly deserves to be up there, somewhere at the top of the list. Find out why Malta is ideal for gay vacations.

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Malta becomes first European country to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy
Dec07

Malta becomes first European country to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy

Source: The Guardian Under new law anyone found guilty of trying to change, repress or eliminate a person’s sexual orientation faces fine or jail. The new law states that ‘no sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression constitutes a disorder, disease or shortcoming of any sort. Malta has become the first country in Europe to ban gay conversion therapy after the parliament in Valletta unanimously approved a bill outlawing...

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Malta among just five countries which give LGBT people equal constitutional rights
Jun30

Malta among just five countries which give LGBT people equal constitutional rights

Only five countries in the world have given lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people equal constitutional rights, global research shows, with most countries failing to protect the community from widespread discrimination and abuses.

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Malta walks towards Love in solidarity with Orlando victims
Jun30

Malta walks towards Love in solidarity with Orlando victims

Some 200 people this evening took part in a candlelit vigil from the Balluta Church to the Love Sign in St Julian’s in support with the victims of the Orlando shooting. The main message was that one could not react to the Orlando shooting with hate towards the person who committed the crime and…

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‘I am in favour of gay marriage, time for debate on the matter’ – Joseph Muscat
Mar07

‘I am in favour of gay marriage, time for debate on the matter’ – Joseph Muscat

Article Source: TimesofMalta.com Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today he was in favour of gay marriage and believed it was time for a debate on the matter. Dr Muscat was asked by a woman who said she was in a gay relationship for his position about the matter when taking part in an activity to mark Woman’s Day. He said that even if the country was not ready for this change, there were times when strong leadership was needed...

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Malta being promoted for gay travel
Feb26

Malta being promoted for gay travel

Article Source: MaltaToday.com.mt Recent changes in the law have ensured more equal rights for LGBT people. However, the shift towards greater cultural acceptance has also had an unexpected side effect – positioning Malta as a destination for gay travel. The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has recently embarked on a campaign in the US and Canada promoting Malta as a “winter escape for the LGBT traveller”. One such feature in American...

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‘Notable shift’ in Maltese mentality in favour of LGBTI+ rights
Feb16

‘Notable shift’ in Maltese mentality in favour of LGBTI+ rights

Article Source: MaltaToday.com.mt   Civil liberties minister Helena Dalli hails Eurobarometer survey that indicate that 77% of the Maltese are in favour of full rights to homosexual people, and that 70% in favour of full rights to trans-people. The mentality of the Maltese public has in recent years shifted signficantly in favour of rights to LGBTI+ people, civil liberties minister Helena Dalli claimed. Speaking in parliament during a...

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Fighting For Equality With The First Gay Travel Guide For The Maltese Islands
Feb05

Fighting For Equality With The First Gay Travel Guide For The Maltese Islands

Article Source: BoredPanda.com Our story got published on BoredPanda! I am a Hungarian girl living in Malta. One day I have decided to establish a Gay Travel Guide to fight against homophobia and promote equal rights. Since Malta is a 99% catholic country with more than 350 churches on 315 km2, so homosexuality is not something we can talk about openly without seeing eyebrows going sky high, especially in case of the older generation....

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‘Malta best example of move for better acceptance of gay communities’
Jan29

‘Malta best example of move for better acceptance of gay communities’

Article Source: MaltaToday.com.mt US envoy on Human Rights for LGBTI persons Randy Berry says Malta is the best example of the global move towards the acceptance of LGBTI communities.   US special envoy for the human rights of LGBTI persons Randy Berry hailed Malta a leading example in the push for the rights of the LGBTI community. In a meeting held at the President’s Palace and co-hosted by the President’s Foundation for...

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More than 60% of Maltese are OK with a gay PM
Jan29

More than 60% of Maltese are OK with a gay PM

Article Source: TimesOfMalta.com More than 60 per cent of Maltese people would be comfortable with a gay prime minister but only 40 per cent would accept a premier who was not Christian, a new Eurobarometer survey shows. The European Commission report, based on surveys carried out in May and June this year, says that 50 per cent of the population would also be comfortable with a transgender person leading the country. This represents...

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Changing times: divorce to legal same-sex marriage in three years
Jan29

Changing times: divorce to legal same-sex marriage in three years

Article Source: TimesOfMalta.com The civil unions legislation that was approved by Parliament on Monday has created a sea of emotions for many different reasons. Kurt Sansone reports on what impact the law will have. Only three years ago Malta was the last-but-one country in the world to introduce divorce. A one-year heated debate that ended with a majority of people voting for divorce in a referendum had closed the chapter on an...

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Malta is leading Europe on gender identity protection
Jan26

Malta is leading Europe on gender identity protection

Article Source: TimesOfMalta.com Malta was the only European country to fully satisfy all criteria for legal gender recognition in an annual ranking of gay rights. The index for 2015, released by Ilga-Europe, a gay rights advocacy group, confirms the recently enacted gender identity law is among the world’s most progressive legislations. The Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act was enacted by a unanimous vote...

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Malta singled out for progress in LGBT issues
Jan26

Malta singled out for progress in LGBT issues

Article Source: TimesOfMalta.com ILGA-Europe has singled out Malta for fast progress in granting equality to trans and intersex people in the latest Rainbow Europe scoreboard. In a statement, it said that steadfast, committed leadership and visible equality trailblazers are necessary ingredients for advancing LGBTI equality. “We witnessed several countries making historic strides, while others have stalled in terms of their equality...

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Malta has potential as a gay tourism destination
Jan26

Malta has potential as a gay tourism destination

Article Source: TimesOfMalta.com Malta has the potential to become a gay tourism destination if it markets itself better, according to the US special envoy for LGBT rights. Randy Berry, on a whirlwind visit to Malta yesterday, told Times of Malta the island could benefit from an untapped tourism market. “I get the feeling Malta isn’t just LGBT-tolerant, but LGBT-friendly. This makes a world of difference when it comes to tourism and...

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Colour and humour in Gay Pride parade
Jul28

Colour and humour in Gay Pride parade

Article source: TimesOfMalta.com City Gate in Valletta was transformed into a vibrant sea of colours this afternoon as the annual Gay Pride celebrations kicked off. Today’s activity was the annual march, with many of those present carrying balloons and posters – some with good humoured messages. Some wore  extravagant costumes, replete with leotards and fishnet tights. Speaking to the media, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat,...

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