Pride Week 2013: Love is Love


The Pride Week activities took place between Monday 17th and Saturday 22nd June 2013. The Films screened this year were Weekend, on Monday 17th, Kinky Boots on Tuesday 18th and Jack and Diane on Thursday 20th June. This activity was held at St James Cavalier.

The launch of the It Get’s Better video took place on Wednesday 19th June at Monaliza Lounge. The video was well received and a number of ambassadors and politicians attended the event. The launch was featured prominently on NET TV. The clip can be viewed HERE:


The WomenSpace event was held on Friday 21st June and was once again a success. Over 200 LBT women as well as a few straight allies attended. This is one of the few safe spaces for LBT women to get together socially. A number of performing artists took to the stage and entertained those present. This event is made possible through the involvement of a small group of volunteers who take on the planning and running of the social gathering.

The Pride March took place on Saturday 22nd June in Valletta starting off and ending in Great Siege Square with around 250 participants. Representatives of the Government, the Opposition as well as Alternattiva Demokratika were present. Following the March representatives from the Humanist Society, Drachma, We Are, LGBT Labour the Consultative Council and MGRM addressed those present. These were followed by the British High Commissioner, Rob Luke, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Robbert J. Gabrielse and the Ambassador of the US, Gina Abercrombie Winstanley. Speeches from Angele Deguara for AD, Claudette Pace from PN and Minister Helena Dalli concluded the March. The coverage of the event was excellent on print, TV and online media. The newspaper articles can be accessed here:

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130623/local/Gay-Pride-marchers-take-to-the-streets.474934

http://www.maltarightnow.com/?module=news&at='Love+Is+Love'&t=a&aid=99848300&cid=19

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/newsdetails/news/national/Civil-liberties-minister-pledges-equality-in-pride-march-20130622

http://www.torca.com.mt/oldarticles/article44692.html