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Malta goes ‘Out on the Roof’ to support LGBTQI human rights with GiveOut

Last Saturday, as part of the Pride in London celebrations, the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) generously sponsored LGBTQI human rights charity GiveOut to host ‘Out on the Roof’, an exclusive rooftop brunch at Malta’s High Commission in central London. 

The invitation-only event brought together the leading LGBTQI executives and young professionals who support GiveOut. They celebrated Pride in style and learnt about Malta as a leader on LGBTQI equality and more GiveOut’s work. The key note speaker was Helena Dalli, Malta’s Minister of European Affairs and Equality.

Maltese-inspired delicacies by renowned Maltese chef Nicole Pisani were featured on the menu. The former head-chef at Michelin-star restaurant Nopi designed a bespoke feast that tantalised our guests’ taste buds with Maltese flavours and scents.

Guests had the chance to network against the stunning backdrop of central London, at the Maltese High Commission adjacent to the Pride Parade route, before heading into the parade to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the day.

Across the world, LGBTQI people face serious human rights abuses for being themselves. Courageous activists are doing vital work to protect and improve the lives of LGBTQI people, but they are under-resourced.

GiveOut is an award-winning charity that works to address this problem by enabling individuals and businesses to give in one place to support LGBTQI activism worldwide. The charity distributes these pooled donations as grants to activist-led organisations around the world, ensuring they have more of the resources they need to defend their communities and campaign for equality.

“We were delighted to host our supporters, friends and sponsors in such an incredible space to celebrate the Pride and mark the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. It was an honour to welcome Minister Dalli to speak and we are tremendously grateful to the Malta High Commission in London and the Maltese Tourism Authority for their generous support.” – Elliott Vaughn, GiveOut’s founder and chair of the Board of Trustees

“Stonewall gave visibility to LGBTQI people and started a process of affirmation and inclusion, but that process remains incomplete everywhere. The Maltese government set this as its goal and we are working towards it. Thank you to GiveOut for hosting such a wonderful event to mark the occasion and to celebrate Malta’s progress on LGBTQI equality.” – Helena Dalli, Maltese Minister of European Affairs and Equality

In total, through the event, GiveOut raised £20,000. To find out more about the work GiveOut does, check out GiveOut.org

 

 

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