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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Ever since it was first staged in the 90s, Metro Manila Pride (then known as LGBT Pride and Manila Pride) has been a labor of love. A very small group of committed volunteers keep the pride spirit alive all for the love of the community. But now Pride needs your help.
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.