The Allied Rainbow Communities and their yearly Malta Pride Week are back and better than ever!
Although the Pride March was cancelled due to the risk of spread, the organisers – alongside other entities – have come together to put up a packed programme of events that celebrate inclusion and diversity, whilst highlighting issues that are relevant to the community and providing opportunities for connecting once again.
This comes after the ongoing pandemic left a negative impact on several minority groups. However, thanks to ARC and other related NGOs, many individuals facing homelessness, low incomes, lack of HIV medication availability, and social isolation were provided support.
This year’s theme for Pride Week will be #YouAreIncluded, reminding us that equality is not a one-size-fits-all phenomenon. Whilst many achievements have already been made by the LGBTIQ movement, there are still members whose identities and experiences are not understood, seen, or validated.
Check Out The Calendar Of Events Of This Year’s Malta Pride Week:
Friday 10th – Launch of the Refraction Exhibition at Spazzju Kreattiv in Valletta
Qawsalla Hub – Inauguration of the LGBTI+ Gozo Offices
Symbolic demonstration with the Malta Pride 25m flag
Michelangelo Pre-Pride Party
LGBTIQ meetup at Maori, Valletta
LGBTI+ Gozo Pride Beach; Launch of ’20 Years of Trailblazing’ Exhibition at Desko Studio, Valletta
Monday 13th – Queerness matters at home: Our Storytelling space at 131, Valletta at 6pm
Tuesday 14th – Community discussion in collaboration with ‘Ghajjejt u Xbajt’ at 131 Valletta at 7pm
Open Mic Night at Maori
The H in HIV is Human: Talk and Q&A Session
Mixology Nights at the Alchemy, Valletta
Monthly Catch-Ups at the Malta Chocolate Factory, Bugibba
BPM – Pride Week Film Screening
On the Margins: Threats to LGBTIQ Inclusion – Human Rights Conference
David Bowie made me gay – social evening at Maori
Community discussion by Drachma
POP GOES PRIDE at Numero Uno
Malta Pride Seated Concert at Argotti Gardens, Floriana
Pride 21 Party at Michelangelo
BeatBears present… MARVELLOUS at Tigullio
Pride Around the Grand Harbour – tours around the Grand Harbour on Pride-Themed boats
Discotits by Panthems and Lollipop
All of these activities will fall in line with COVID regulations and will be held in different establishments. If you’d like to learn more, you can visit the Malta Pride official website.