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Ranking first in the Rainbow Index for two consecutive years (2016 and 2017), Malta is quickly emerging as one of the world’s most gay-friendly countries and has been lauded as the “Gold Standard” of LGBTQI reforms by the head of the United Nations’ LGBT equality campaign.

Despite being a dominantly Catholic nation, Malta sees its locals, especially the younger generation, having a positive approach towards the LGBT community (same-sex civil unions and the right for gay couples to adopt was legalized in 2014 and a gender identity bill was passed in 2015).

As a budding gay destination, Malta doesn’t have locales specifically catering to the LGBT community; however, the tolerant island with stretches of sandy beaches, robust nightlife, and thriving shopping scene welcomes people from all walks of life. For a quiet moment with your SO, take a boat to Ġnejna Bay — an undisturbed beach with a secluded area for LGBT couples who wish to enjoy some privacy.


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Andy Flores is a pathological penny pincher with impulse shopping and binge-eating tendencies. She’s constantly saving up for new adventures, so she dabbles in writing jobs here and there. Her not-so-secret dream is to be an extra in a big Bollywood movie.