The warm Maltese welcome extends to LGBTIQ visitors to Malta, Gozo and Comino. The ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map, reflecting the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Europe, has voted Malta the most LGBTIQ friendly destination for a number of years. Same-sex marriage is legal meaning couples can also choose to get married on the Maltese Islands.
Malta Pride week takes place each September and is widely commemorated. With the participation of thousands of marchers, eye-catching floats and incredible street performers, Malta Pride week sends out a message of empowerment to the community and celebrates love, life and diversity.
The Michelangelo Club Lounge is located in the heart of Malta’s nightlife in Paceville, St. Julians. The venue regularly hosts themed events that will keep visitors dancing until the early hours of the morning. Rubies Bar is found in San Gwann and is known for its fun vibe boasting karaoke, a pool table and chart music for the lesbian community. The LGBTIQ community can also enjoy a cabaret show at the gay-friendly Birdcage Lounge.
Guests from abroad will find that the vast majority of the Maltese people are gracious and welcoming hosts, eager to help them discover Malta, Gozo and Comino and make their stay enjoyable and hassle-free. The gay community will be glad to share tips on the best restaurants, cafes, pubs, nightclubs and boutiques to visit, as well as gay-friendly hotels and other accommodation to stay in. They will also know about upcoming events, social gatherings and parties.