Pride Fund 2017: Help Make Pride Happen!

Organizing the biggest safe space for LGBTQ+ people in the country does not come without cost.

 

Since the 90s, organizing the Pride March in Metro Manila has always been an uphill battle. The small group of committed volunteers who work on Pride always find themselves paying for many Pride costs out of pocket or by taking out loans. All this in an effort to keep the biggest safe space in the country free to attend and accessible to all.

 

Last year, after we had exhausted all options, we reached out to you and launched our first ever crowdfunding campaign. We were moved to tears by your overwhelming support. With your help, we raised PhP 254, 931.22 in less than a month!

 

Aside from enabling us to organize the event, what you gave also allowed us to carry on with our other activities (i.e. discussion groups, covering the Anti-Discrimination Bill proceedings, etc.) for the year.

 

Because of your generosity, more LGBTQ+ people were able to experience safe, informed, affirming, and empowered spaces. Something that many of us don’t have access to in our daily lives. It truly was a community-driven and funded year for Metro Manila Pride.

 

This year, in an effort to keep our activism sustainable and community-driven, we are again reaching out to you this year to help make Pride happen by donating to the Pride Fund!

June 17 Pride Fund UpdateIf you are interested in corporate sponsorships, please send us an email.

What We Need

Our total budget this year is PhP 413, 560. Our organizing team has locked down pledges for half of this budget and our costs have also gone down because the Marikina City Government is our venue host. Even then, we still need to raise PhP 228,420 to be able to safely and successfully hold the Pride March and Festival.

 

This will go towards:

  • The generator or power supply
  • Food and water for our 90 volunteers on the day of the event
  • Food and water for the security, medics, technicians, and other personnel on the day of the event
  • Tents to secure all our materials and to serve as a break room for volunteers and performers
  • Allowances for the performers and hosts
  • Fees for the Filipino Sign Language Interpreters
  • Creating our campaign video
  • The materials and other equipment we need to successfully run the event

 

We just need 228 people to give PhP 1,000 each to reach our goal!

Exclusive Pride Fund Rewards

Aside from the knowledge that you were instrumental to making this huge safe space possible for so many LGBTQ+ people, you also get tokens in exchange for your donations!

Pride Fund Donor Rewards

Designs may change without prior notice.

PhP 499 and below

  • A thank you in our online pride guide (for donations confirmed before June 17, 2017)
  • A sticker, pin, and postcards from past Pride Campaigns
  • Exclusive Pride Fund sticker, pin, and postcard.

PhP 500 - 999

  • A thank you in our online pride guide (for donations confirmed before June 17, 2017)
  • A sticker, pin, and postcards from past Pride Campaigns
  • Exclusive Pride Fund sticker, pin, and postcard.
  • Exclusive Pride Fund tote bag with other freebies

PhP 1,000 - 4,999

  • A thank you in our online pride guide (for donations confirmed before June 17, 2017)
  • A sticker, pin, and postcards from past Pride Campaigns
  • Exclusive Pride Fund sticker, pin, and postcard
  • Exclusive Pride Fund tote bag with other freebies
  • Exclusive Pride Fund T-Shirt
  • One (1) Pride Flag of your choice (i.e.. rainbow, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, or asexual)
  • Drop Pin cap

PhP 5,000 and above

  • A thank you in our online pride guide (for donations confirmed before June 17, 2017)
  • A sticker, pin, and postcards from past Pride Campaigns
  • Exclusive Pride Fund sticker, pin, and postcard
  • Exclusive Pride Fund tote bag with other freebies
  • Exclusive Pride Fund T-Shirt
  • One (1) Pride Flag of your choice (i.e.. rainbow, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, or asexual)
  • #HereTogether Drop Pin cap
  • Lablab plushie
  • Lablab T-Shirt

With all the donation options, you may opt to stay anonymous or provide an alias. Either way, please know that we are very grateful for your support.

 

Except for the Lablab plush toy, all rewards may be claimed on June 24 at the Metro Manila Pride Festival or shipped to the donor. Donor must cover shipping costs.

How to Donate to the Pride Fund

STEP 1. Donate what you can via the following methods.

Pride Fund Account Numbers

STEP 2. Take a photo of your deposit slip or of your bank transfer screenshot. Email this to us at the Pride Fund email  to this email along with the following details:

  • Your name or the alias you would like to us to publish
  • The amount you donated
  • The time and date you made the deposit or transfer
  • How you would like to claim your rewards. 
  • Your T-Shirt size (if applicable)

STEP 3. Wait for our confirmation email within 1-3 days.

STEP 4. Claim your Exclusive Pride Fund Rewards!

ONE LAST THING

We understand that not everybody is able to contribute monetarily. But we would appreciate it if you shared this post across social media and to your circles. If your company can be a sponsor, please ask them to get in touch with us via this email. Every bit helps!

Thank you for your help, mga mahal. See you on June 24!