Can't stop Pride

Published: December 3, 2013

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community of Metro Manila and nearby areas is scheduled to hold the annual Pride March on December 7 at Remedios Circle in the City of Manila, with the theme “Strength in Colors: The 2013 Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Pride March”. This is the 19th anniversary of the Pride celebrations in the Philippines, and it marks the successes of the LGBT rights movement in the Philippines.

 
Pride is on.
 
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community of Metro Manila and nearby areas is scheduled to hold the annual Pride March on December 7 at Remedios Circle in the City of Manila, with the theme “Strength in Colors: The 2013 Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) Pride March”.
 
Strength in ColorsThis is the 19th anniversary of the Pride celebrations in the Philippines, and it marks the successes of the LGBT rights movement in the Philippines, including the participation of more LGBTQ people in politics, approval of anti-discrimination ordinances in a handful of cities, a newly filed anti-discrimination bill in Congress, and a more unified effort to fight HIV and AIDS.
 
“All these forces deepen and shape our own path as a movement for social justice for LGBTQ Filipinos. It feels like the best time to be LGBTQ in the Philippines,” said Naomi Fontanos, executive director of Gender and Development Advocates (GANDA) Filipinas, one of the co-organizers of Metro Manila Pride March 2013.

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