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 […]
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 […]
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.
Metro Manila Pride is appalled and saddened over the mass shooting that claimed 50 lives and injured 54 more at the LGBT nightclub, Pulse, in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the families and loved ones of those victimized by this horrifying crime. As we join the rest of the world in […]
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.
More than 1, 000 individuals took to the streets in Malate, Manila on December 6th in celebration of 20 years of standing up for equal rights through the annual Metro Manila Pride March. This year, the individuals included not just people from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Manila but also groups […]