Aug 19, 2018

Malta Pride 2018 is Coming Soon to some Islands Near You!

I Got Love, Brothers... I got Laughs, Sisters... We got Malta Pride 2018, People!

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Malta Pride 2018 is fast approaching in less than a month and will be celebrated in one week! This year's Pride is being organised for its third year by Allied Rainbow Communities and We Are is pitching in to bring you three entertaining events for Malta Pride Week, full of creativity, fun and glam. Let's take a look!

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Pre-Pride Crafting Event

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As part of our Arts Council Malta - Creative Communities funded project, Kitba Queer, We Are is holding a crafting session which will bring the community together to craft various creative wonders for you to celebrate Pride with more colour! Get ready for paint, fun conversations and make your creativity materialise!

For more details and updates, visit: Kitba Queer Pre-Pride Crafting Event

Drag Lip Sync Battle

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Roll up your sleeves, put on some finger gloss and mascara, and take the stage... We Are's second Lip Sync Battle is here, but it's even bigger! Take the opportunity to dress in drag (either as a king or queen) and perform for the chance to win the title of Mr/Miss Malta Drag. For updates on the event, visit the Drag Lip Sync Battle Malta Pride 2018.

To register and read the terms & conditions, visit the Drag Lip Sync Battle Registration Form.

Kitba Queer Open Mic Night!

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To close off Malta Pride, We Are is hosting a Queer Open Mic Night as part of its Arts Council Malta - Creative Communities funded project, Kitba Queer. Here you can sing, read poetry, narrate a story or express your ideas and opinions on LGBT related issues in a safe, respectful and ethical environment. The choice is yours!

For more details and updates, visit Pride Mic Open Mic Night

Apart from We Are's events there will be the official Pride March & Concert on 15th September, and many other events taking place by various organisations, such as Allied Rainbow Communities, Malta Gay Rights Movement, and more! So much to choose; aren't you spoilt for choice? Visit each link for details, including time and venue.

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So, are you excited yet? Cos' We Are! Let's make Malta Pride 2018 the biggest and most tropical and artistic LGBT Pride ever!!

Attention People of All Genders! We Are's 2018-2019 Team is Here to Take the Stage!

We Are is proud to introduce our very special Executive Board of 2018-2019!

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Following a fun and insightful Annual General Meeting (AGM), it's time to play the music and light the lights for these new budding activists. The new executive consists of:

  • President - Julian Chircop
  • Secretary General - Claudio Cilia
  • Treasurer - Peter Gatt
  • Communications Officer - Beck Cauchi
  • Community Officer - Martha Gatt Suban
  • Education & Awareness Officer - Leanne Scicluna

Part of the past and new We Are Executive Board. From left: Ian Padovani, Beck Cauchi, Martha Gatt Suban, Claudio Cilia, Raelene Galea, Julian Chircop - Leanne Scicluna and Peter Gatt were absent. We Are 2018 AGM (31 July 2018)

The AGM commenced with Clayton Mercieca from Allied Rainbow Communities nominated as Chairperson, and Chiara Vassallo from Kunsill Nazzjonali Żagħżagħ as Minute-Taker. The President, Julian Chircop, started the AGM with a motivational introduction about We Are's experience during 2017-2018. 

The 2017-2018 We Are Executive and Chairperson. From left: Julian Chircop, Ian Padovani, Raelene Galea) and Clayton Mercieca- We Are 2018 AGM (31 July 2018)

The 2017-2018 Annual & Financial Report and Calendar of Events were presented to the audience. Amendments to the statute were not tackled and will be addressed in an Extraordinary General Meeting that will be held in September/October 2018.

We Are Members & Non-members during the We Are 2018 Annual General Meeting (31 July 2018)
The nominees then presented their speeches of interest (those absent had their speeches read out) in applying for the We Are Executive Board and a vote of confidence was taken per nominee. All nominees received full confidence and the new exec was accepted!

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The new team is already working and very excited to organise fun new events and activities to widen our outreach, spread awareness and educate the community about LGBTQI+ issues. After all... you really matter to us.
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So, give a warm welcome! Let's roll the ball!And may the new team bring new experiences for you to share with us this year!