IN PHOTOS: #ResistTogether at 2019 Metro Manila Pride March
MANILA, Philippines – Despite rains, the Marikina City Sports Center was filled with colors on Saturday, March 29, as thousands of members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community marched to protest oppression and discrimination.
With the theme #ResistTogether, the Metro Manila Pride March highlights Pride as a protest, rooted in the 1969 Stonewall riots – a series of demonstrations against a police crackdown on a well-known gay bar in New York City.
According to the event organizer, the 2019 Metro Manila Pride March recorded 70,000 attendees – almost thrice the number of participants in 2018.
"Now is the time to use our voices in the fight for human rights – not just for our LGBTQIA+ community, but for all minorities that face injustice and oppression," Metro Manila Pride said in a Facebook post. (READ: 'Tolerated, but not accepted': Filipino LGBTQ+ speak up vs discrimination)
Here are the highlights of this year's event:
Here are some other photos:
Established in 1994, Metro Manila Pride has provided avenues for allies and members of the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate their identities and fight for social issues. – Rappler.com