Malta has launched its offer to host EuroPride 2023, making it to the last process for the final choice, which also includes Rotterdam in Holland and Belfast in Ireland.
EuroPride is considered the most significant event in Europe. It is held annually and attracts thousands from around the world in a manifestation spread over a number of days, which focuses on equal rights together with cultural activities.
Parliamentary Secretary for Equality and Reforms Rosianne Cutajar stated that over the last 15 years, locally the Pride March has transformed itself from an activity with just a few attendees to one of the manifestations which annually attracts a considerable number of people.
“The Government fully supports this event, as it was this Government which over the past seven years has worked hard to place the rights of LQBTIQ persons at the top of its agenda, as everyone is equal.”
The Parliamentary Secretary stated that if Malta’s bid is accepted, EuroPride 2023 which is held in Valletta should serve as an opportunity for Malta to welcome LGBTIQ persons from all of Europe and beyond, adding that this is Malta’s duty to continue emphasising the rights and the concept of equality among everyone, particularly when LGBTIQ persons in other countries are still suffering discrimination and human rights contraventions.
The organisers, European Pride Association, have published the three final offers for EuroPride 2023, with Malta’s offer having been drawn up jointly between Allied Rainbow Communities, the Malta Gay Rights Movement, LGBTIplusGozo, Drachma and the Directorate for Human Rights.