Maltese fashion designer and illustrator join forces to reclaim Fr David's "gayyaġni"
Unless you have been living under a rock, a lot of commotion took place in the last 24 hours as Catholic Priest, Fr David Muscat commented via his social media platforms that being gay is a worse affliction than being posessed. This is not the first time that the priest dished out homophobic and fascist remarks towards other minorities.
This obviously created a lot of hurt reaction and anger by the LGBTIQ community, their families and allies, so much so that ministers, opposition representatives and activists reported these comments to the Police Authorities and asked the Archbishop to take action.
Throughout this whole commotion, one words stood out: "Gayyagni" - a word that does not exist in any dictionary, but quoted by Fr Muscat in his comment to mean "homosexuality" in a derogative sense.
It only took less than 24 hours for local fashion designer Marco Parascandolo and illustrator Johann Agius to team up and reclaim this word to launch a limited special edition of fashion wear. In addition, they're pledging to donate 10% of the proceeds towards Malta Pride, hosted by Allied Rainbow Communities.
The collection includes t-shirts, hoodies and caps in different colours and styles. If you are proud of who you are, be sure to grab one of these before it's too late and wear it at your next queer event!
You may purchase online exclusively via: https://www.parascandalo.net/pride/