Malta Pride prevailed at the beginning of October with 54% against competitors from South Holland (Rotterdam) and Northern Ireland (Belfast). The pan-European CSD will therefore take place in Valletta in 2023, the capital of the smallest and most LGBTI-friendly EU country. The application from Allied Rainbow Communities and Malta Pride was awarded the contract.
The pan-European Pride event has been held every year in a different European city since 1992. From June to August, the international LGBTQI community celebrates the queer colorful lifestyle, diversity and tolerance with numerous artistic events, music performances and human rights conferences. The conclusion is a colorful parade through the streets of the city.