Metro Manila Pride March and Festival

Friday, May 8, 2020 Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines

Hey everyone, welcome to another Explore Fridays post. Today, I'm going to take you to a trip down memory lane when I was still in Manila celebrating the 2017 Pride Parade.

This was my first time attending such event and I must say I had so much fun. I’ve never been to a parade this colorful and diverse. There were fun games, merch booths, food stalls, and live performances from well-known personalities. Not to mention the music was booming for 12 hours straight, so there were no dull moments.

For those who are not familiar with the Pride Parade, it is a celebration of diversity, inclusion, social and self acceptance, legal rights, and pride for our LGBTQ community.

The venue was in front of Marikina city hall so security is good and road blocks are properly managed. I’m a proud ally and I’ve been an advocate of diversity and inclusion for the longest time. I hope through these kinds of movements, people will be more open and accepting not only of the LGBTQ community but the whole idea that everyone of us deserve equal rights and respect despite our differences :)

All photos in this post are mine πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œ


Explore Fridays is a blog series where I take you to a virtual tour of any event, place, occasion, or new interesting stuff to see. Everyone is invited to share their own experiences and form a discussion.

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