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How Malta made its name as a top LGBTQ+ tourist destination

travelling as an LGBTQ+ person, from whether homosexuality is illegal in your chosen country, to finding somewhere you’ll be able to find likeminded people.That’s why it’s essential your well-earned break is in a place that gives you the freedom to relax while feeling accepted and safe.One destination that prides itself on its LGBTQ+ friendly attitude is the island of Malta, located in the Mediterranean sea amongst an archipelago that flies the flag for LGBTQ+ rights.Just a three-hour flight from the UK, there’s every reason to visit the Maltese Islands – and it’s not just for the tranquil environment and 300 days of sunshine a year.Individuals and couples of all sexualities and genders can definitely expect a warm welcome, as the country has experienced a definite and positive shift towards greater cultural acceptance of LGBTQ+ people over the years. So much so, the Maltese Islands ranked top of the ILGA-Europe Rainbow Europe Index in 2016, 2017, and 2018.With homosexuality decriminalised in 1973, residents and tourists are free to have same-sex relationships without fear of persecution.

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