What is the Pride March and Festival?

The Metro Manila Pride March and Festival is an annual, open-access Pride event based in Metro Manila, Philippines.

As a public demonstration and expression of joy, the event is both a celebration and a mass protest. Each year, we honor the Filipino LGBTQIA+ community by creating a space that uplifts and emboldens us to gather together to challenge Philippine institutions by calling for radical change. The annual event aims to strengthen a sense of belonging and solidarity among LGBTQIA+ people.

Each year we bring together individuals, organizations, and communities to call not only for equality, but for justice for the LGBTQIA+ community in the Philippines.

How do we come up with the March and Festival campaigns and activities?

01

Study feedback

We start the process by reviewing the feedback we get from the previous March and Festival executions. We also look at the lessons we’ve learned throughout the years and the suggestions brought forward by our volunteers.

02

Consult the community

With the help of community organizations and the wider LGBTQIA+ community, we hold collaborative workshops by way of Community Meetings or CMs. These are iterative workshops where we present ideas and brainstorm on the things we want for the campaign. We hold CMs until we have fully deepened, made intentional, and unified the theme and calls to action for the year’s Pride March and Festival.

03

Establish partnerships

To ensure the success of our activities, we reach out to various institutions and organizations to support us in terms of logistics, staffing, and finances.

04

Publish details

Once all of the execution requirements have been finalized and our partnerships have been secured, we publish the details of the campaign and activities on our official communications channels.

How can you be involved?

Be a volunteer

The Pride March and Festival is made possible by the tireless efforts of our volunteers. You may check out our Volunteer page to see if there are any current opportunities for volunteering with us.

See current openings

Donate to the Pride Fund

Pride Fund is the official fundraiser for the annual Pride March and Festival. Donate to this fund to help us cover the event’s operating costs, provide honoraria for our talents, and secure the needs of our volunteers.

Due to extenuating circumstances surrounding the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, we are not holding a public Pride Fund this year. However, we appreciate any and all financial support to the organization and its programs.

Donate to us

Partner with us

Organizations and institutions interested in supporting the Pride March and Festival are welcome to help by assisting financially, providing our logistical needs, or developing various materials for our activities.

Contact marchandfestival@mmpride.org for more details.

Lend your talents

Be a part of the Pride season festivities by performing, hosting, or interpreting for our activities.

Contact marchandfestival@mmpride.org for more details.

Share your Pride events with us

Is your local community or non-profit organization doing a Pride event? Let us know so we can share them on our social media channels.

Share your events

Participate in the activities

Make sure to partake in the CMs and the various activities we have lined up this Pride season. Support the activities hosted by your local LGBTQIA+ organizations, too!

View the community calendar

See the previous years' campaigns

Sulong! 'Wag Patinag!

Tuloy ang Laban Para sa Pantay na Karapatan

Held on June 27, 2020
Hosted online

View 2020 campaign

Resist Together

Held on June 29, 2019
Hosted by the City of Marikina

Rise Up Together

Held on June 30, 2018
Hosted by the City of Marikina

Here Together

Held on June 24, 2017
Hosted by the City of Marikina

Let Love In Metro Manila Pride March

Let Love In

Kahit Kanino, Kahit Kailan

Held on June 25, 2016
Hosted at the City of Manila