We Are One

About "We Are One"

The We Are One Foundation is dedicated to supporting and empowering the fetish community. As the charity organization behind Darklands, we host fundraising activities to support the travel fund of new titleholders and other charitable causes. Beyond Darklands, we continue to support the community through various initiatives and provide valuable information about the fetish community to a wider audience. Join us in making a difference and celebrating diversity within the community. Learn more about our ongoing efforts and how you can get involved.

We Are One at Darklands

At Darklands, We Are One organizes various fundraisers to collect money. The funds raised are divided equally between the newly elected titleholders at Darklands and a charity selected by Darklands, which changes annually.


For titleholders to properly execute their mission, a lot of traveling is required. And traveling comes with a cost. Being a titleholder is an expensive occupation, in both time and money. At Darklands we try to lighten the burden by offering each of the freshly elected representatives of our community a start budget to cover the first costs of voyages and hotels. 

The current titles are: Mr. Leather Belgium, Mr. Fetish World, Mr. Superhero Europe, European Bootblack, European Handler and European Puppy.


Beneficiary 2025

Beneficiary 2024
Sensoa Positief – click for more info

Beneficiary 2023
Checkpoint Gran Canaria

Each year, Darklands selects a charity beneficiary, with the 2023 recipient being ‘Checkpoint Gran Canaria’. This initiative supports The Association of Sexual Health of the Canary Islands, focusing on promoting sexual health and providing essential care and testing services, especially in Maspalomas.

The association’s immediate goals include improving access to information and services, reintroducing convenient HIV rapid testing near the Yumbo Centre—the heart of the gay scene—and expanding to offer comprehensive sexual health services akin to those in other major Spanish and European cities. These services aim to cater to residents, long-term visitors, and holidaymakers alike.

None of these endeavors would be possible without suitable funding. Darklands’ involvement provides direct financial support, valuable publicity, and recognition for the critical role of international responsibility in sexual health, particularly in destinations like Maspalomas.

By supporting Checkpoint Gran Canaria, Darklands is contributing to a global effort to address dynamic health concerns that transcend borders, ensuring the well-being of individuals both outbound and inbound.

The Association of Sexual Health of the Canary Islands aims to provide accessible sexual health testing, support, and counseling to residents, long-term visitors, and holidaymakers in Maspalomas. With the support of Darklands, the association is working to promote sexual health and deliver essential care and testing services in the heart of the gay scene, the Yumbo Centre.

To achieve their goals, the association requires suitable funding, making Darklands’ involvement crucial in providing direct financial support. Additionally, Darklands’ recognition and publicity significantly contribute to raising awareness of sexual health issues in international resort destinations like Maspalomas.

Darklands’ support acknowledges the international responsibility for sexual health, emphasizing that health concerns are not confined to home countries but travel both outbound and inbound. By supporting initiatives like Checkpoint Gran Canaria, Darklands plays a vital role in ensuring the well-being of individuals across borders.


Presenting the fetish community

We are one can be found at events with and info booth where various Belgian fetish clubs can be found under one roof. We offer information about the scene, the clubs and the events to those who are interested to know more about our wonderful community.

We Are One at Antwerp Pride Village 2021 (MSC Belgium, Belgian Rubbermen, The Boots, Darklands, We Are Fetish)

Lending service

We Are One offers a free lending service to Belgian fetish clubs to support their organisation. Examples of the materials we plan to purchase and lend in the future are tables, benches, play furniture, etc …

With the proceedings of Darklands 2022, 9 professional party tents were purchased which Belgian fetish clubs can lend for free for their activities. 

We Are One - various campaigns

We Are One aims to support the growth and durability of our community with various campaigns. It is our believe that joining forces between Darklands and other events, clubs and organisations will lead to a stronger and more prosperous community. 

Folsom Europe

Most recently it organised a fundraiser to support Folsom Europe. That charity event was looking at impossible financial challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.. In less than 36 hours the goal of € 10.000 was reached. A few days later the campaign was ended with € 12.500 collected.