A Colorful October in Malta: Your LGBT-Friendly Itinerary!

As October unfolds, we find ourselves in a season of change, both in the natural world and within the hearts of those who seek to celebrate love and diversity. From cultural exhibitions and walking tours that share the untold stories of the LGBTQIA+ community to pulsating Halloween dance parties that resonate with the beats of unity, Malta’s October program promises something remarkable for everyone. Let’s celebrate diversity on this enchanting Mediterranean island. 🌈💖🇲🇹

 

🏛️ Special Event – European Heritage Days – Queer History Tour in Valletta

Date: 7th October, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM from Phoenicia Hotel in Floriana

Explore the hidden stories, landmarks, and contributions of the LGBTIQ+ community to Malta’s history. Join us for this unique experience with a special discount to celebrate the European Heritage Days!

🌟 Exclusive Offer: To celebrate, get a 35% discount using code EHD35 when booking your tour.

Book here!

 

 

🎭 Notte Bianca

Date: Saturday 7th October in Valletta

Notte Bianca is one of Malta’s biggest annual arts and culture festivals. Valletta comes alive with live performances, concerts, and more.

Details here.

 

🖼️ Exhibition: Representing Pride

Venue: Spazziju Kreattiv

Date: Until 8th October 2023

Explore LGBTQIA+ stories through photography. Representing Pride is a process-based curatorial photography collection, premiering never-before-seen works focused on LGBTQIA+ stories, by eight individual photographers from around the Mediterranean basin.

Details here.

 

📽️ Film Screening: ‘Fin De Siglo’

Date: Friday, 13th October

Watch ‘Fin De Siglo,’ a touching Argentinian movie. Two men meet in Barcelona, and after spending a day together they realise that they have already met twenty years ago.

Language: Spanish with English subtitle

Running time: 1h 24m

Entrance: Free

Details here.

 

🏳️‍🌈 Exhibition: the wind blows…waves in all directions

Date: Until 29th October 2023

Venue: Spazziju Kreattiv

Across a 46,000km coast surrounded by 22 countries, LGBTIQA+ people simultaneously enjoy civil rights, face criminal action, can legally have their gender recognised, are socially and/or legally oppressed because of their gender, go through genital mutilation at birth, live under harsh systems be it socio-economic issues, nationalism and colonialism; and this only touches the surface of the multitude of experiences and challenges.

Details here.

 

 

🎵 Fem Beats – Maori

Date: October 21, 8 PM – 12 AM

Ready for a chill night, having a drink, or up for dancing the night away to your favourite female artists? Fem Beats has got you covered! We’ll be playing the classics from Cher, Madonna, Whitney Houston, to Tina Turner. This event is for women, trans-feminine and non-binary persons. N.B. Gents are also welcome, but please note this is meant to be a safe space for the above-mentioned folks, so please respect it while there.

Event details.

 

Party: Nerve Trick or chic in HAUNT COUTURE 🧛🏼‍♀️🕸️

🗓️ 27th October

📍 The Club House, Gianpula Village

The final Nerve event this year, gear up for a sinful night of freakish delights and screams that will echo through the darkest corners of our dungeon 🏰🕷️

More info and tickets here.

 

 

🕺 Party: Only 4 Men by RevolutionMalta

Date: Saturday, 28th October

Event details.

 

🏳️‍🌈 Exhibition: [Be]Loved Malta: Stories of sexual and gender identity

Until 11 Nov 2023

Main Guard, Misraħ San Ġorġ, Triq Ir-Repubblika, il-Belt Valletta (opposite Grand Master’s Palace)

Sexual diversity has always been present in society in various forms. Yet how did society deal with this matter in different periods of time? Was it always considered a ‘problem’? Were all such acts deemed a crime? What did those directly concerned have to go through in order to adapt to the ‘solutions’ suggested or imposed by mainstream society?

More info here.

 

 

🎃 Pumpkin Craving in Balance Bowl

Halloween is for ADULTS too! 🎃

🗓️ 28th October at 6:00 PM

Join our crafty large table upstairs and make your own scary or funny pumpkin!

Pumpkins and tools will be provided. Visit the LGBT+-owned eatery for this fun event!

🎟️ Entry: 10eur per person.

More info here.

 

🎉 Michelangelo Club Lounge – Open Every Day

Halloween Party

Date: 28th October

Don’t miss the Halloween 2023 party! Prizes for the best costumes. Tickets.

Malta’s only permanent gay dance club venue with a dark room catering to the LGBT+ community.

Buy your ticket for the Halloween Party here.

 

Cafe Society – A Right Place for Wrong People in Valletta – Open Every Day

It is an inviting spot to unwind and connect with the LGBT+ crowd in Valletta. 

For those seeking an inviting spot to unwind and connect with the LGBT+ crowd in the city, Cafe Society in Valletta is the place to be. Embodying the spirit of acceptance and camaraderie, Cafe Society welcomes everyone with open arms, making it an inclusive hub for locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back atmosphere to chat with friends or want to immerse yourself in the smooth melodies of jazz, Cafe Society has it all. Open every day, this venue offers a variety of events to cater to different interests and preferences. On Tuesdays, music enthusiasts can revel in the soulful tunes of Jazznights, a weekly event that sets the perfect ambiance for a delightful evening.

Check out the events here.

 

🍹 Kaktüs Coffee & Booze – Sliema

New Generation Coffee & Booze in Malta.

Hetero friendly. Open daily.

More info.

 

 

 

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 15

Valletta Queer History Walking Tour

Are you in the mood for an exciting and educational day out? Then we've got just the thing for you! The Valletta Queer History Walking Tour is an incredible way to explore one of Europe's most scenic and walkable cities, Valletta.

What sets this tour apart is that it provides an authentic exploration of Valletta's landmarks and history from the perspective of the LGBTQ+ community. You'll get a unique perspective on the city center, the red light district, and even the outskirts. Your tour guide will provide fascinating details about the LGBTIQ+ cultural heritage that make this city so special.

This tour is perfect for anyone who's interested in learning about history and culture in a new and exciting way. You'll be able to see Valletta in a whole new light, with an uncensored version of the city's history that you won't find in guidebooks.

But what really makes this tour stand out is the fun and friendly atmosphere that your guides provide. You'll feel welcome and included from the moment you join the tour. the guide is knowledgeable, passionate, and eager to share they love of Valletta with you.

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€55
Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 15

From Stigma to Empowerment: A Women's History Tour of Valletta

Discover the rich history of women in Valletta like never before with our unique walking tour. Join us as we explore the city's must-see places while presenting a different perspective that highlights the important role of women in shaping the city's past and present.

This tour offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of women who freely offered non-marital services for private benefits. Discover their struggles, entrepreneurial pursuits, hopes, and dreams as we walk through the streets of Valletta.

As we delve deeper into the hidden stories of women, you'll be transported back in time to learn about their contributions to the city's cultural and economic development. From the pioneering businesswomen who ran their own shops to the fearless activists who fought for women's rights, this tour will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the women of Valletta.

But our tour isn't just informative - it's also fun! With an engaging and knowledgeable guide, you'll enjoy a lively and interactive experience that celebrates the untold stories of women in Valletta. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn about the city's history from a feminine perspective. Join us for a walking tour that's both educational and entertaining!

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 10

Valetta Street Food & LGBTIQ+ History Tour

Are you ready for an unforgettable day of exploring, eating, and learning? Join us on our Valletta Street Food and LGBT History Tour, where you'll get to experience the city's rich culinary traditions and vibrant LGBTQ+ culture.

Our tour takes you on a journey through Valletta's fascinating history, with a focus on the contributions of the LGBTQ+ community. As we explore the city's landmarks, including the red-light district and the city center, our knowledgeable guides will share stories of the queer individuals who helped shape Valletta's identity.

But that's not all - we also make plenty of stops along the way to sample delicious local specialties! So make sure to come hungry and be prepared to indulge in some of the city's most mouth-watering street food.

With our friendly and passionate guides leading the way, you'll feel welcome and included from the moment you join the tour. And by the end of the day, you'll have a newfound appreciation for Valletta's unique history, as well as a full stomach!

So don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience. Join us on our Valletta Street Food and LGBT History Tour and discover the city's rich culture and cuisine like never before.

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Duration
4 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 6

Vino Voyage: Private Mdina and Wine Tasting Experience

On a day trip in Malta, visit the Game of Thrones filming location in Mdina first. Savour a tour of Mdina and finish with a tasting session at the nearby Boutique Wine Estate alone or with your favourite people and a friendly guide.

Mdina, the old Capital City of Malta, is over 4000 years old and has an extensive history. Many interesting people come through its gates, including the apostle Paul. Throughout the years, people have referred to this city in many different ways. You may call it the "Notable City," the "Silent City”, or even "Kings Landing", as the GOT fans would refer to it.

Join us on a walk on the medieval streets of Mdina. Unlike other tours, we'll take you on a trip through time and help you understand all of Mdina's major historical milestones and queer heritage -you won't find this information in your average guidebook! It's a fun way to explore Malta's heart and soul with a licensed queerlor-made tour.

The tour will end near Mdina with a boutique winery, where you can enjoy magnificent views with a few nice glasses of wine and the picturesque old capital city in the background before your driver takes you to your accommodation.