Tag: LGBTIQ

Safe and Seen: Call for Animated Video Theme 2

MGRM is looking for a person to design an animated video clip for their project Safe and Seen.

Theme: Genderbread Person

The main aim of this clip is to explain the genderbread person in Maltese with English subtitles. Through the genderbread person, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and biological sex will be explained. The clip will be shared mostly amongst an adolescent audience in middle and secondary schools, youth groups and the general media to raise awareness about these differences.

Style: 2D Animation

The animated genderbread person will be used to explain the above information and should be around 2 minutes long.

Timeline

Application Deadline: 23rd January
Approval of Storyboard: 13th February
1st Draft: 7th March
Final Delivery: 22nd March

Eligibility Criteria

-Quality of CV and portfolio presented
-A minimum of 3 years’ experience in video making with 2D Animation experience
-Knowledge and experience in LGBTIQ issues

-Quality of CV and portfolio presented
-A minimum of 3 years’ experience in video making and Infographic style
-Knowledge and experience in LGBTIQ issues 

Provider will be responsible for

  1. Concept Creation / Style
  2. Develop the Story Board
  3. Provide the script in Maltese
  4. Edit / Animate Video / Effects
  5. Include a Voice Over
  6. Use Royalty Free Audio Tracks: Stock Music
  7. Provide subtitles in English
  8. Export Final Project

Production

Both videos are to be produced for MGRM. MGRM will discuss the information that needs to be inputted in the clip with the service provider.

Budget

Maximum funding available is of Eur 2,000 inclusive of VAT.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights related to the Clips belong to MGRM.

Subcontracting

Individuals may propose working jointly with one or more persons given the tight deadlines envisaged. This must be clearly stated in their submission. Bidders are to attach CVs and portfolios of each expert.

Following the adjudication, any subcontracting to third parties other than the selected service provider/s needs to be approved in writing by MGRM other than for technical elements such as translations or proof reading.

Bids are to be sent to MGRM on mgrm@maltagayrights.org. For any queries please contact Alex Caruana on 99255559. Deadline for quotes is 23rd January.


About Project “Safe and Seen”

Malta ranks first for LGBTIQ rights in Europe according to ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Index with much of that progress having been registered through the adoption of policies and legislation. While much of what has registered by promoting awareness of LGBTIQ issues and the services available, so as to have a more inclusive and open society. This mainstreaming is an open-ended process. Through this project, we hope to take his advocacy one step further by providing a service to the country’s educators, to ensure that they are better informed about how to incorporate LGBTIQ issues in the curriculum. By supporting all those working in education, we can tackle misinformation, try and combat ignorance, support greater understanding of the community as a whole, promote a safe and inclusive school environment as well as provide direct support for those struggling to deal with LGBTIQ issues or LGBTIQ individuals in the class room.

In addition to raising awareness and understanding of LGBTIQ issues and the concerns of this community we aim to raise the profile and increase awareness of under-represented groups including bisexuals, the trans community, intersex persons and those identifying as queer. In these areas, misinformation is widespread and tolerance low. To this end, this project aims to bring real value added to the Maltese education system by providing a service to raise awareness of LGBTIQ issues amongst teachers and those working in the education sector, to facilitate the provision of information and skills on these issues, to provide a contact point for educators should they need assistance as well as establishing a long-term plan for this service to continue beyond the duration of this project.

This project has been funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sports and Voluntary Organisations within the Ministry for Education and Employment. This project/publication reflects the views only of the author, and the MEDE and the MCVS cannot be held responsible for the content or any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Safe and Seen: Call for Animated Video Theme 1

MGRM is looking for a person to design an animated video clip for their project Safe and Seen.

Theme: LGBTIQ+ Explained

The main aim of this clip is to explain the acronym LGBTIQ+ in Maltese with English subtitles. The clip will be shared mostly amongst an adolescent audience in middle and secondary schools, youth groups and the general media to raise awareness about the LGBTIQ+ community.

Style: Infographic

The clip should be around 3 minutes long. The information should be clear with the use of pictures and human cartoon figures that represent members of the LGBTIQ+ community from different cultural backgrounds.

Timeline

Application Deadline: 23rd January
Approval of Storyboard: 13th February
1st Draft: 7th March
Final Delivery: 22nd March

Eligibility Criteria

-Quality of CV and portfolio presented
-A minimum of 3 years’ experience in video making and Infographic style
-Knowledge and experience in LGBTIQ issues 

Provider will be responsible for

1. Concept Creation / Style
2. Develop the Story Board
3. Provide the script in Maltese
4. Edit / Animate Video / Effects
5. Include a Voice Over
6. Use Royalty Free Audio Tracks: Stock Music
7. Provide subtitles in English
8. Export Final Project

Production

Both videos are to be produced for MGRM. MGRM will discuss the information that needs to be inputted in the clip with the service provider.

Budget

Maximum funding available is of Eur 2,500 inclusive of VAT.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights related to the Clips belong to MGRM.

Subcontracting

Individuals may propose working jointly with one or more persons given the tight deadlines envisaged. This must be clearly stated in their submission. Bidders are to attach CVs and portfolios of each expert.

Following the adjudication, any subcontracting to third parties other than the selected service provider/s needs to be approved in writing by MGRM other than for technical elements such as translations or proof reading.

Bids are to be sent to MGRM on mgrm@maltagayrights.org. For any queries please contact Alex Caruana on 99255559. Deadline for quotes is 23rd January.


About Project “Safe and Seen”

Malta ranks first for LGBTIQ rights in Europe according to ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Index with much of that progress having been registered through the adoption of policies and legislation. While much of what has registered by promoting awareness of LGBTIQ issues and the services available, so as to have a more inclusive and open society. This mainstreaming is an open-ended process. Through this project, we hope to take his advocacy one step further by providing a service to the country’s educators, to ensure that they are better informed about how to incorporate LGBTIQ issues in the curriculum. By supporting all those working in education, we can tackle misinformation, try and combat ignorance, support greater understanding of the community as a whole, promote a safe and inclusive school environment as well as provide direct support for those struggling to deal with LGBTIQ issues or LGBTIQ individuals in the class room.

In addition to raising awareness and understanding of LGBTIQ issues and the concerns of this community we aim to raise the profile and increase awareness of under-represented groups including bisexuals, the trans community, intersex persons and those identifying as queer. In these areas, misinformation is widespread and tolerance low. To this end, this project aims to bring real value added to the Maltese education system by providing a service to raise awareness of LGBTIQ issues amongst teachers and those working in the education sector, to facilitate the provision of information and skills on these issues, to provide a contact point for educators should they need assistance as well as establishing a long-term plan for this service to continue beyond the duration of this project.

This project has been funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector on behalf of Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sports and Voluntary Organisations within the Ministry for Education and Employment. This project/publication reflects the views only of the author, and the MEDE and the MCVS cannot be held responsible for the content or any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


Questions to the PL Leadership Candidates

Il-Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement (MGRM) ilha għal dawn l-aħħar għoxrin sena taħdem għall-kisbiet ta’ diversi drittijiet ċivili, li ħafna minnhom inkisbu f’dawn l-aħħar snin. Fid-dawl tal-bidla fit-tmexxija tal-Partit Laburista u allura fil-pożizzjoni ta’ Prim Ministru, drittijiet bħall-ugwaljanza fiż-żwieġ, id-dritt li familja b’koppja tal-istess sess tkun tista’ taddotta, id-dritt li persuna tibdel il-ġeneru legali skont l-affermazzjoni tal-individwu, id-dritt għal trattament mediku għal persuni trans, u b’mod ġenerali l-ugwaljanza sħiħa quddiem il-liġi jafu jkunu mhedda.

Għaldaqstant, l-MGRM tat l-opportunità lill-Onorevoli Chris Fearne u Robert Abela bħala ż-żewġ kandidati għal din il-pożizzjoni sabiex jagħtu r-risposti tagħhom għal sett ta’ domandi komuni bejn it-tnejn.

Il-kandidati ġew mgħarrfa li r-risposti ser ikunu qed jiġu ppublikati fuq is-sit tagħna, kif ukoll fuq il-paġni tagħna fuq il-mezzi tal-media soċjali li nużaw.

Niżżel ir-rapport finali mill-link ta’ hawn taħt:

[MT] – MGRM – Mistoqsijiet lill-Kandidati


For the past twenty years, the Malta LGBTIQ Rights Movement (MGRM) has worked hard for the achivement of several civil rights, most of which were achieved in the past few years. As a result of the change in leadership of the Partit Laburist, and therefore the position of Prime Minister, rights such as marriage equality, equality in adoption laws, the right to change name and legal gender, the right to treatement for trans people, and in a general sense, equality in the eyes of the law, could be threatened.

For this reason, MGRM invited the Hon. Chris Fearne and the Hon. Robert Abela, as the two candidates for this position to set the record straight, and answer an identical set of questions related to the above.

The two candidates were made aware that their responses were going to be published on our website as well as on our social media pages.

We would like to note that both the questions and the answers were made in Maltese. Although the responses were professionally translated into English, please refer to the original language in case of any ambiguity.

Download the final report from the link below.

[EN] – MGRM – Questions to the Candidates

LGBTIQ Youth Activism- The Past & The Present

In summer 2017, the idea of a short narrative of the experiences of a number of activists from the LGBTIQ community came about due to a common desire to explore the history of LGBTIQ activism and the importance of activism within the community itself and society at large.

Nine interviews were conducted with the people who were pioneers of LGBTIQ activism; those who started the fight for LGBTIQ rights. This was important to get to know their stories and perspectives in relation to activism.

Twelve interviews with the younger generation of activists, those who will determine the future of the LGBTIQ movement were carried out also. The book describes the rewards of activism as well as the challenges one might encounter along this journey. 

The purpose of this project was to inspire the young and not so young to engage in activism and to stand for what is right no matter what, as the activists recall their beginnings, with the hope that the publication serves as a point of reference in the setting up of other youth lead organisations and encourages young people to get involved. 

The publication was possible thanks to the funding and support of Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s ‘Be Active scheme’ which enables the engagement and participation of young people as well as organisations. 

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Think Before You Speak: Making Life Better for LGBT Youth

This project, funded through the Voices Foundation aims to address the difficulties encountered by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth related to the recognition of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in a society that may not always be eagerly willing to accept difference.

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