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

Community Events - June 12-19

The Pride Month Exhibit at Pineapple Lab

This month, our friends at Pineapple Lab are serving up a whole lot of colorful and fruity programming to celebrate diversity! Check out their LGBTQIA+ artists on exhibit which opened during the Pride Night event of The Love Yourself.

On exhibit until the end of the month are the works of Mars Bugaoan, Joshua Galvez, Erka Inciong, Leeroy New, Tokwa Penaflorida, Jun Jun Sta. Ana, and Derick Vinculado.

Where: Pineapple Lab, 6071 R. Palma St., Barangay Poblacion, Makati City 

Why you should go: This is the first year that Pineapple Lab is dedicating an entire month of programming to Pride! Aside from the exihibit they have other events which you should check out.

Things you need to know: You can find out more details about their events via the Pineapple Lab Facebook Page.

Tuesday, June 14

There are two candle-lighting events for the Orlando Shooting today. Please go to one of them.

Why you should go: The Orlando shooting and all manners of hate crimes in the Philippines and all over the world are atrocious. In our campaign to end hate and instead let love in, we need to show a united front at all times against hate. Let’s signal to the world that us Metro Manileños do not and will never stand for the kind of hate that claimed all these lives.

Community Events - Babaylan Orlando Vigil

Candle-lighting for Orlando by UP Babaylan

UP Babaylan will be holding a candlelight vigil in tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting in Florida, USA. All are welcome to join!

Where: Vinzon’s Hall, UP Diliman

Tickets and time: This is a free event that will be held at 4:30PM today.

Things you need to know: If you can, wear black, bring a candle, and bring your friends. Find out more about this event by visiting the official event page.

Community Events - Kabataan Partylist Orlando Shooting Vigil

Candle Lighting for the Victims of Orlando Shooting by KABATAAN Partylist

KABATAAN Partylist invites everyone to a short candle lighting program for the victims of Orlando shooting. All are welcome to join!

Where: Gate 2, University of Santo Tomas, España Blvd.

Tickets and time: This is a free event that will be held at 4:30PM today.

Things you need to know: Find out more about this event by contacting 0975-212-0958.

Wednesday, June 15

Community Events - June 12-19

FREELOVE Campaign Photoshoot from Project Headshot Clinic and Zalora

For the first time ever, the innovative team behind Project Headshot Clinic (HSC) opens it doors to an exhibit that is dedicated to Pride and the LGBTQIA+ Community. Together with ZALORA and in partnership with The Red Whistle and Metro Manila Pride, this is a campaign that marches on to claim “what has been in captivity, isolation, and bondage: FREE LOVE.”

This campaign calls strongly for the freedom to love, for the eradication of hate. “To face reality with boldness and screaming passion for the unconditional, immeasurable, boundless and wonderful thing that is love. So regardless of your sexual orientation and gender identity, we embrace, we acknowledge. That is what FREE LOVE campaign is all about.”

Things you need to know: This photoshoot is a private event, but the exhibit will be open to the public.

Friday, June 17

Community Events - June 12-19

IpagLOVEan: Let Love In by Words Anonymous 

(benefit show for the 2016 Metro Manila Pride Festival)

Words Anonymous, the country’s most popular spoken word collective brings you “IpagLOVEan: Let Love In”, a night love, poetry, and love for poetry. Just like last year’s IpagLOVEan, they aligned their show’s theme with ours!

Where: Splice Resto Bar, Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City

Why you should go: Aside from the stellar poets from Words Anonymous, the show also features LGBTQIA+ spoken word artists like Trisha O’Bannon, Mark Ghosn, Jerome Cleofas, Tolits Tanaka, and more. Plus, you can never, ever go wrong with a Words Anonymous show.

This is a benefit show for the 2016 Metro Manila Pride Festival. Part of the proceeds will be donated towards making Pride happen!

Tickets and time:  The show runs from 7 PM to 10 PM and tickets run for PhP 250 each. You can reserve your tickets here: http://tinyurl.com/ipaglovean

Things you need to know: There will be on-site registrations for Open Mic on this night, slots fill up pretty fast so come early if you want to perform! The bitchin’ poster is by Nicolai Maybituin. Find out more on the IpagLOVEan Facebook page.

Saturday, June 18

Community Events: Life Learners

Life Learners Presents: Two-One Tuwa at 21 from the Metropolitan Community Church of Quezon City

Join the Metropolitan Community Church of Quezon City (MCCQC) as they hold a Pride related Life Learners session this Saturday! The topic of the day are happy, joyful, fun stories about our lives as LGBT+ people! According to MCCQC, “Bawal ang malungkot na story, dapat happy-happy lang!

MCCQC’s Life Learners is a regular session/discussion on various topics of interest and also serves as a support group for people who regularly participate. It is a space safe for everyone, including the LGBT+. First timers and guests are much welcome.

Where: The MCCQC Chapel, 2/F Aurora Building, 836 Aurora Boulevard Cubao Quezon City. For the map and commute/driving instructions, click here.

Why you should go: This is a really cool and chill way to spend your Saturday. Not only that, the MCCQC bunch is a fun one! You will surely leave the event with new friends and nothing but happy memories.

Tickets and time: This is a free event that will be held from 5PM to 7PM.

Things you need to know: You don’t need to be Christian to go to a #LifeLearners event. Also, it’s not required but bringing a little bit of food to share with the new friends you will be making is cool.

Sunday, June 19

Community Events - June 12-19

Ampalaya Monologues #LoveWins

(benefit show for the 2016 Metro Manila Pride Festival)

Ampalaya Monologues is back this June to celebrate Pride Month!

Written by Mark Ghosn and performed by Theater in Alternative Platforms, the show will feature new stories of LGBTQ+ individuals and aims to showcase the different faces of love and the bitter taste that comes with it.

Why you should go: The #AMLoveWins pre-show will feature some of the best spoken word artists in the scene today, including Abby Orbeta and Louise Meets of Words Anonymous, Mark Dimaisip of Loudmouth Collective, and Alfonso Manalastas.

This show promises to leave you happy, inspired and most importantly, proud. Just like the Words Anonymous show, the #AMLoveWins show will also donate part of its proceeds to the 2016 Metro Manila Pride Festival!

Where: O Bar, Ortigas Home Depot, Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas, Pasig City.

Tickets and time: Tickets are going for PhP 300 and the show is scheduled to run from 4PM to 9PM.

Things you need to know: To reserve tickets click on this link: http://goo.gl/forms/OlLoliQ5VL28sdb12

Sign up for the open mic portion via this link.

For more details, check out the Ampalaya Monologues #LoveWins Facebook page!

Go out and get your Pride on, mahal! Have a great week ahead!

The Community Calendar is an initiative by Metro Manila Pride (MMP) to feature advocacy events from the community, benefit shows for MMP, or events from our partners. If you would like to feature your event on the calendar, please email us at metromanilapride@gmail.com with the subject line: “Community Calendar Submission.

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