Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Malta Gay Pride Week

June 2013     
MGRM would like to invite you to participate in this year's Pride Week events spread out between the 17th June and 22nd June. 
Love is Love is the theme for this year’s Pride Week as Malta commemoratesthe 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of sodomy and moves ever closer towards the enactment of a Civil Union Bill that will hopefully grant meaningful recognition and rights to same-sex couples. The report recently released by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) sheds light on the social and human rights situation of LGBT people in all EU countries including Malta.

Clearly, despite increased awareness, contempt, derision and discrimination continue to be an everyday part of the lives of LGBT people in family life, employment, education and in the provision of goods and services, all because of who we love.  As stated so eloquently by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, ‘for generations LGBT people have been made to feel anything but free and equal. For far too long, their suffering was met with silence in the halls of power.’ Love is Love is a celebration of our identities and relationships and our claim to the promise, enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of a world in which all persons, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity enjoy the protection and recognition they deserve.
Click Here to view the Pride Week Posters - We encourage you to make the Pride Week posters your own. Feel free to download your favourites and bring them along with you to the March, use them on facebook or share them with your friends. 
Pride Week: 17th to 23rd June
Film Festival:
17th June - Weekend - 9pm & St James Cavalier
18th June - Kinky Boots - 9pm & St James Cavalier
20th June - Jack & Diane - 9pm & St James Cavalier
19th June - 7.30pm - Reception/Launch of It Gets Better Video in collaboration with the US Embassy at Monaliza Lounge Valletta
21st June - WomenSpace -
Doors open at 9.30pm till 4am
Venue: Tac-cavett Farm Handaq
Tickets: 8 Eur (pre-sold) 10 Eur @ the door.
For tickets call: Sonja 99826693, Tracy 99443035 and Lizzie 99877987 
22nd June - Pride March
Gathering @ 10.30am in Great Siege Square (in front of law courts)

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