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Your Guide to Malta and Gozo - Gay Life

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Gay Life

 

Regarding LGBT rights, the Maltese have come a long way! 

Homosexual acts were decriminalised by the Mintoff administration in January 1973. Over the years, homosexuality gained greater acceptance; the next major milestone in LGBT rights would be attained in 2014, with Parliament approving a law granting legal status to same-sex civil unions. The Civil Union Act puts same-sex relationships on par with marriage, including the right to adopt children. Homophobic violence is not entirely unknown yet rare in Malta. Overt public display of same sex affection may attract undue attention however.

Although not plentiful, venues that cater for the gay community include: 

Monaliza – 222, Triq L-Assedju l-Kbir , Valletta – Tel: 77382303; 77382305; 21 242303. Opening Hours: Sun-Thu: noon to 2:00am; Fri-Sat: noon to 4:00am

Don Juan Club Lounge – Triq San Ġorġ, Paceville