Manila’s Pride 2012


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Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders, families and supporters gathered in Makati City for the annual rainbow march to celebrate life and identity while calling for anti-discrimination national policy as well as the legislation of LGBT rights and welfare.

Ladlad Partylist Spokesperson Danton Remoto spoke about cases of discrimination that continuously happen in the workplace, school and community at large.

Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño joined the march as principal author of two house bills for LGBT: HB 1438 LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill and HB 4653 to mark May 17 as National Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Pro-Gay Philippines, in its 18 years of Pride March, calls for all gays to come out and collectively participate in addressing their problems. Members performed tableaus in street corners with flags of rainbow colors aiming against a masked man representing backward thinking and feudal culture.

Gabriela and Gabriela Women’s Partylist, leading organizations in fighting for women and LGBT rights, enjoined the crowd in dancing for the One Billion Rising campaign.

The event is organized by Task Force Pride. Straight men and women are welcome in the event.

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