GayMalta.com | Malta's LGBTQ+ Online Portal of News, Events and More. Powered by Allied Rainbow Communities. Organisers of Malta Pride. 

gaymalta cover.jpg

MALTA'S ONLINE LGBTQ+ PORTAL NEWS, EVENTS AND COMMUNITY

POWERED BY:

arc facbook logo v3 (small letters).png

ORGANISERS OF:

MEMBERS OF:

IGLTA_Logo_HRZ_4Color_FNL.png
proud member of EPOA landscape.jpg

๐Œ๐†๐‘๐Œ'๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฉ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐•๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐š ๐…๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ

Like many other groups, we are not in agreement with MaltaGov's decision to stop supporting Valletta Film Festival in order to replace it with its own event called Cinema City, and this is why.


For the past years, Film Grain Foundation has worked with us in order to select a good international queer film to screen several times at the film festival. Film Grain used to also give us space after the main screening for a Q&A session with the film's director, in order to discuss the main themes of the film. This gave the director, the audience and ourselves a safe space to discuss and debate, whilst also giving us the chance to directly address how the realities in the film match with the realities in Malta. It also gave us the opportunity to explain what support services exist and how to seek help. This approach applied also to other groups in Malta. Needless to say, none of this exists in the new events organised by Valletta Cultural Agency.


Our appeal to MaltaGov is that when assessing how funds for cultural events are spent one should avoid superficial assessments. Replacing Valletta Film Festival with the screening of five mainstream movies might have the immediate benefit of drawing larger masses. Nevertheless, in terms of cultural and societal values, it is a massive step in the wrong direction.




20 views
GayMalta-Web-Coloum-.png
Are you Proud? 17 September and 27 September
Sun, Sep 27
Spazju Kreattiv
Sep 27, 7:30 PM โ€“ 10:30 PM
Spazju Kreattiv, Pjazza Kastilja Pope Pius V Street Il-Belt Valletta, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1030, Malta
Are You Proud? documentary brings together rare archive footage and interviews from across a spectrum of historical campaigns to celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) movementโ€™s landmark protests against homophobia and transphobia. https://www.facebook.com/events/282514545
HIV Rapid Testing & Consultation on HIV Prevention
Tue, Sep 29
Volunteer Centre - Valletta
Sep 29, 9:00 AM โ€“ 1:00 PM GMT+2
Volunteer Centre - Valletta, Melita St, Valletta, Malta
The Health Department in conjunction with doctors and nurses from the GU Clinic will be offering rapid testing in HIV and consultation on PrEP use. In view of COVID19 mitigation measures, walk-ins will not be possible. Appointments can be made in advance to be scheduled between 08.30am and 12.30pm
HIV Rapid Testing & Consultation on HIV Prevention
Wed, Sep 30
Volunteer Centre - Valletta
Sep 30, 9:00 AM โ€“ 1:00 PM GMT+2
Volunteer Centre - Valletta, Melita St, Valletta, Malta
The Health Department in conjunction with doctors and nurses from the GU Clinic will be offering rapid testing in HIV and consultation on PrEP use. In view of COVID19 mitigation measures, walk-ins will not be possible. Appointments can be made in advance to be scheduled between 08.30am and 12.30pm