Stay up to date with the latest and trending LGBT news and know what’s happening in the LGBT community in Malta – find it all here!

Most of the Malta LGBT related news is really refreshing, demonstrating that Malta is making leaps and bounds forwards when it comes to the LGBT community. We are not talking about tolerance, but near-complete integration. Reports demonstrate that Malta is fast becoming a hot gay friendly destination to visit and live in.

For example, some of the Malta LGBT news titles that you can find here include:

Malta singled out for progress in LGBT issues

Malta is leading Europe on gender identity protection

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

Malta being promoted for gay travel

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

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

Our Malta LGBT News section is compiled from various articles published in Malta newspapers, online publications, and LGBT and human rights NGOs, so that you can find all the relevant articles in one place. Return to this page from time to time to keep abreast with what’s going on in relation to LGBT in Malta.

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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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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‘Doctors, teachers need more LGBT training’
Mar24

‘Doctors, teachers need more LGBT training’

Article Source: TimesofMalta.com Lack of understanding and professional training for doctors and teachers about issues affecting LGBT people continue to endanger their fundamental rights despite promising legislative advances, according to a new report. The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) surveyed more than 1,000 public officials, doctors, teachers and police officers in Malta and 18 other EU member states about laws 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...

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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...

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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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