Why is there no straight pride march?

Somewhere around the Lapu-Lapu shrine, while marching under the heat of the Manila sun, I asked my boyfriend (a pride march virgin) how it felt to hold my hand in public. He replied casually that we’d done it a few times before. Of course, during those few times that we did, there was always a […]

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Why this straight ally brought her family to Pride

Love, as many say, is a universal language. At one point or another we’ve all received and expressed love. But there are many people out there who have been denied this because of one thing—their sexuality. Thankfully, there is no place for this prejudice in my family.

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Marching while in the closet at the Pride March

It was 2007 when I first heard about the Pride march. I had recently attended my first LGBT event, a forum about lesbian identities and relationships. When I found out about Pride, I immediately thought if it was possible to come and march even if I was in the closet.

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10 Reasons Why Volunteering for Metro Manila Pride Is The Best

Nowadays it’s easy to give your two cents worth. Post your views on social media and feel validated with every like, comment, and share. I’ve always been more comfortable sitting behind a computer screen but a couple of years ago I read a quote once that stuck to me like glue: It went, “Here’s the […]

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The Pride Challenge for LGBT Filipinos

LGBT Filipinos have always lived precarious lives, so we have had to devise means to survive. There is a certain form of cunning that many of us have mastered: the art of fading into the background so as not to get into trouble. We grow up learning to keep our true selves from being seen […]

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Of Pride, not Prejudice

June 14, 2016 by Fire Sia COMMUNITY 0 Comments

Back in the 90’s when I was in college, there were few avenues towards SOGIE awareness. I knew I was different. Although I was attracted to men, my attraction for women was developing and I was horrified; mainly because I was very confused.

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Community Events you shouldn’t miss this week: June 13-19

We’ve got a packed and Pride-filled week! Some of the community events will donate part of their proceeds to the Pride Festival, so please make sure to go to them! Here is your guide to the community events happening this week: Monday to Sunday, June 13-19 The Pride Month Exhibit at Pineapple Lab This month, our friends […]

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’Wag Mashokot!: History of Metro Manila Pride March

On the day we observe our nation’s independence, let us also look back on the history of Metro Manila Pride —a movement that celebrates LGBTQIA+ diversity while highlighting the struggle for our right to live and love freely and without fear.

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“Margarita With A Straw” at the Active Vista Film Festival talks about disability and bisexuality

The Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival organized by DAKILA and in partnership with Metro Manila Pride, presents “Margarita, With A Straw.” Showing on February 27 (Saturday) at Cine Adarna in UP Diliman, this is a film with “a lot of heart and powerful performances” about the life and coming out story of a young bisexual […]

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