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Gay Pride Parade in Marikina

What is LGBT or Gay Pride?

It is a movement that celebrates sexual diversity. For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people it is a way of protesting about discrimination and violence. It promotes their dignity, equal rights, self-affirmation and is a way of increasing society’s awareness of the issues they face.

Who Started the June Celebration?

Known as the “Mother of Pride”, it was Brenda Howard who coordinated the first LGBT Pride march. As well as sparking the idea for a week of events around Pride Day. These events then developed into the annual LGBT celebrations held every June.

In Philippines, Metro Manila Pride link ( – A not for profit event has been created to #riseuptogether on June 30, 2018 at Marikina Sports Center to Celebrate Gay Pride.

Join Pride!!!

I refuse to be bound by social norms that’s why I’m all tied up right now. People are not to be labeled and people are not bound to follow social norms. I’m pansexual, and I realized that personality is more important than what is between their legs. -Paolo Dumlao, performance artist

Mga mahal, it’s time to #RiseUpTogether.

Check out the Pride Guide to find out how you or your organization can join Pride, navigate your way around the festival venue, or read about what we have in store for you on June 30!


Marikina Sports Center (view map)

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