Did you know that there are three pride parades happening in the Philippines tomorrow?
These are: (1) the 9th Baguio Pride Parade, (2) the 3rd Negros LGBT Pride Parade, and (3) the 2nd Quezon City Pride March.
Before it was moved back to June (when it was originally held), the Metro Manila Pride March was observed during December as well to coincide with Human Rights week. It’s amazing to see that the December Pride spirit is kept alive by these awesome LGBT Pride Parades! Read on to find out more about these events and why you shouldn’t miss any of them. Happy pride!
Schedule: 1 PM: Assembly at the Baguio Post Office 3 PM: LGBT Pride Parade Proper 5 PM: Program 7 PM: Community Dinner 8 PM: Pride Party at the Rainbow Barracks
The Baguio Pride event is historically a very colorful parade coupled with a strong sense of community. The post-pride dinner is also an great place to meet with other marchers, eat mouth-watering Ilokano food, sing karaoke for hours, and really feel that awesome sense of community. Bonus: The cool weather keeps you looking fresh even while marching! Win-win-win, right?
For more information: Visit the Amianan Pride Council Facebook page here.
The 3rd Negros LGBT Pride Parade
Theme: LGBT Pride. United As One. Come Out and Celebrate!
Schedule: 1 PM: On-site registration 2 PM: Assembly at Capitol Lagoon A Program will be held after the parade
The Negros LGBT Pride Parade is being designed as an avenue to promote Negros as an “LGBT-friendly and non-discriminatory” province. By marching in this event, you’re sure to make history in proving this to be true! As an added bonus, the City of Smiles is known for its amazing Masskara Festival costumes and from the looks of the awards lined up for the Parade, you’re likely to get a taste of ‘the Negrenses’ impressive creativity!
Schedule: 2 PM: On-site registration and Assembly at Roces Avenue 3 PM: Pride March Proper 6PM : Awarding ceremony for contingents, LGBT fashion show, and a post-pride street party c/o Jungle Circuit.
As the only government funded pride event in the country, the Quezon City LGBT Pride March is certainly unique! If last year’s first parade is any indication, you’re in for a treat with their big post-parade productions. Bonus: You might run into a celebrity or two. This is the City of Stars, after all!