Get ready to be moved and inspired by “Flag in the Map,” a captivating exhibition that showcases the universal power of the Rainbow Flag to uplift and empower LGBTIQ+ individuals in the face of adversity. From the 7th to the 17th of September, head over to Pjazza San Gorg and immerse yourself in this extraordinary collection of photographs and stories.
“Flag in the Map” is a collaboration between the renowned Gilbert Baker Foundation and ReportOUT, two organisations dedicated to advancing LGBTIQ+ rights and visibility worldwide. In October 2020, they issued an open call for submissions, inviting people from all corners of the globe to share their photos of proudly flying the Pride Flag.
The response was overwhelming, with submissions pouring in from countless countries. These heartfelt images, along with their accompanying stories, have been curated into a visually stunning and emotionally powerful book. Each photograph represents a powerful symbol of resilience, courage, and the determination to live authentically, even in societies where the everyday existence of LGBTIQ+ individuals is threatened.
As you explore the exhibition, you’ll witness the diversity and strength of the global LGBTIQ+ community. From bustling city streets to remote villages, the Rainbow Flag serves as a beacon of hope and solidarity, uniting individuals across cultures and borders. Through this collection, “Flag in the Map” amplifies the voices and experiences of LGBTIQ+ people, shining a light on their journeys and reminding us of the immense power of visibility and representation.
Join us at Pjazza San Gorg and be part of this incredible celebration of resilience and love. Experience the impact of the Rainbow Flag as it transcends boundaries and inspires change. Let the stories and images of “Flag in the Map” ignite a sense of pride and belonging within you.”
Thank you to the U.S. State Department Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau, American Voices Arts Envoy Program, and the U.S. Embassy in Malta. This exhibit/program is funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of State and with support from the U.S. Embassy in Malta. The opinions, findings, and conclusions stated herein are those of the author[s] and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of State.