To commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), May 17th, the Embassy of Malta in Israel is displaying the rainbow flag as a symbolic gesture underlining the Maltese Government’s commitment to promote equality, inclusivity, and human rights for all. Malta is today recognized as a leading country in LGBTQ+ rights, having implemented ground-breaking legislation, including legalizing same-sex marriage, and enacting comprehensive transgender rights

For a week, the pride flag will wave proudly within the Embassy, to serve as a reminder and to raise awareness about the discrimination, violence, and challenges faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities worldwide.   The Embassy continues to work tirelessly to advance equality within its jurisdiction, and beyond.

Ambassador Cecilia Attard-Pirotta took the opportunity to invite members of the LGBTQ+ community, civil society organizations, government officials, and the public to join in celebrating the spirit of IDAHOT. By fostering dialogue, promoting understanding, and advocating for change, we can collectively work towards a world where every individual is treated with dignity and respect, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity.