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Ira Losco celebrates Malta as number 1 in Europe for LGBTI equality

12 May 2016 at 21:03 CEST
Ira Losco (Malta) Anna Velikova (EBU)
Ira Losco will be celebrating Malta being named number one in Europe for LGBTI equality this evening and is inviting Eurovision fans to join her. Ira will be armed with a selfie stick to see how many people she can get in the picture, in the true spirit of this year's theme, Come Together.

Number One

Malta zoomed up to the number one spot after bringing in civil unions, outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation and introducing one of the most progressive transgender laws in the world, where identity doesn't depend on a doctor’s certification. The country is bringing in a law to ban gay conversion therapy and both the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader have committed themselves to marriage equality. 


Ira Losco, has long been an advocate of LGBTI rights and said, “If I win I will be thrilled, of course, but Eurovision fans will be winners too, because they would be able to look forward to a brilliant contest next year in a country that is genuine about LGBTI equality. Malta would be turned into a Eurovision sunshine island.” 

Malta is already making preparations to host Junior Eurovision for a second time in November 2016.

The event is at 19:30 CET  tonight in the Eurovision Press Centre in Stockholm. Ira will share the photo on her Facebook page and is asking everyone to tag themselves.