G&D made it! G&D was able to celebrate the annual Metro Manila Pride March!
With a theme of “Rise Up Together”, the event was held at the Marikina Sports Complex in Marikina City. This was a colorful way to end the month of June.
“RISE UP TOGETHER”
As what the other countries are doing, this march is aiming to have a strong LGBT community in the Philippines. With over 25,000 to 30,000 participants, everyone who attended was protesting for the same reason, to have a safer place for the community, and stop the discrimination and inequality.
Signs were all over the place, carried by the supporters, who were spreading the love in a sassy yet inspiring way. Booths from different businesses were also there to show their support by means of selling their products and items which were rainbow and unicorn inspired.
And who would say no to free stuff. There were free condoms and free hugs, too!
Anti-LGBT groups were also present at the event, mostly from religious groups.
But of course, this is not the highlight of the event.
It’s all about these members of LGBT community seeking for the same thing, LOVE & EQUALITY.
Over all, the event was a fun-filled and meaningful experience to everyone who was there.
Happy Pride from G&D! Looking forward to more Pride Festivals like this.
Visit Metro Manila Pride’s website for more info.