Valletta
[Be] Loved! Heritage Malta set to exhibit human stories related to sexual and gender identity in honour of Pride Month
This exhibition will also fall on the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexual acts in Malta, in 1973.

Lyndsey Grima

Heritage Malta is set to make a significant statement with its upcoming exhibition, [Be]Loved – Stories of Sexual and Gender Identity, scheduled to debut on September 6th in Valletta on the occasion of Malta’s first-ever EuroPride.

This groundbreaking showcase aims to shed light on the universality of love beyond the confines of gender. At the heart of this event is the Embracing Couple Figurine, a remarkable artefact from around 3200BC discovered at the Ħal Tarxien Prehistoric Complex.

This ancient sculpture, one of the world's earliest depictions of physical affection, underscores the timeless importance of personal connections.

The exhibition not only honours historical artefacts but also underscores the enduring relevance of love's diverse expressions. It serves as a poignant reminder that, throughout human history, the need for affectionate connections transcends time and cultural boundaries.

Heritage Malta shall suggest answers to queries about gender and sexual identity that have existed for centuries by presenting a number of human stories which unfolded in Malta. This exhibition will also fall on the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexual acts in Malta, in 1973.

‘[Be]Loved Malta: Stories of sexual and gender identity’ will be on display at the Main Guard building in Valletta, from the 6th of September until the 11th of November 2023 between 10:00 and 18:00 hrs.

Are you excited for Malta’s first EuroPride?

21st August 2023


Lyndsey Grima
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Lyndsey Grima
Lyndsey has always been passionate about all things content. She keeps her storytelling skills sharp by exercising physically as she’s a fitness buff and also mentally as she enjoys reading and travelling.

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