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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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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’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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Iba-Iba, Sama-Sama sa Baguio, Negros & QC Pride March: A Solidarity Statement

On December 5, 2015, we at Metro Manila Pride will proudly unfurl our colors as we march and fight for unity, diversity, and love in solidarity with the 9th Baguio Pride Parade, the 3rd Negros LGBT Pride Parade, and the 2nd Quezon City Pride March.

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Fighting Behind Closed Doors

As we move forward as a community of people willing not only to come out for love but also to fight for it, we cannot be blind to the fact that some of us are not able to keep up. While many of us are now willing to fight for love, some are still struggling to […]

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Oldest Pride March in Asia to Wave Flag in Rizal Park

In celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Metro Manila Pride March, LGBTs and allies are invited to come together and advance the call for love right in one of the bastions of Philippine freedom: the Luneta Park. Participants will be assembling at the Lapu-Lapu Monument, also known as the Statue of the Sentinel of Freedom, […]

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