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Hundreds of thousands celebrate Madrid Gay Pride

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:58 AM

Homosexuality was decriminalized in Spain 1978 as Spain becomes one of the most LGBT-tolerant countries in the world

PRIDE MARCH. The Cibeles fountain is illuminated with the colors of the rainbow flag during the annual Pride parade in Madrid, Spain, on July 6, 2019. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

How religious groups clashed over LGBTQ+ rights at Pride 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Religious groups express different opinions on LGBTQ+ rights on the sidelines of the Philippines' largest Pride March to date

'BE TRANSFORMED'. Members of Jesus is our Shield church holds a protest against Metro Manila Pride March outside Marikina Sports Center on June 30, 2019. Photo by Sophia Sibal/Rappler

Metro Manila Pride to march participants: 'Sorry for inconvenience'

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:07 PM

'We hope you extend your understanding of the situation, in keeping with the safety and security of everyone,' the Metro Manila Pride says in a statement

Police tear gas gay pride paraders in Istanbul

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:44 PM

There are chants of 'shoulder to shoulder against fascism' and 'we will not be quiet' among the crowd with rainbow flags and umbrellas

MARCH. People take part of the Pride March in Ankara. Photo from University of Kadin Kolektifi

'Rainbow wave coming': Hontiveros hopeful SOGIE bill will pass 18th Congress

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:18 PM

'Someday, discrimination will fail and Pride will win,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

Pride 2019 is all about breaking barriers

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:26 PM

'At Pride, we come together to resist oppression and social injustice in all its forms,' says Metro Manila pride co-coordinator Nicky Castillo

'Homosexual acts are disordered': CFC-FFL condemns Ateneo Pride, draws flak online

Jun 27, 2019 - 11:16 AM

The statements are far worse than raining on Pride's parade

LIST: 2019 Pride activities

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:16 PM

How will you celebrate Pride? Here's a running list of activities you can do for the conclusion of Pride Month.

Meet Father Richard Mickley of historic PH Pride March of 1994

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:28 AM

Who is Father Richard Mickley, one of the founders of the Pride Movement in the Philippines?

Thousands march in Ukraine capital's Gay Pride

Jun 23, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Homophobia is still commonplace, even though Kiev authorities have allowed gay pride marches to be held, unlike in neighboring Russia

PRIDE. A participant with his beard painted in the rainbow flag colours chants slogans as another holds a placard reading "Homophobia is a Stalin-era tradition" (L), during the annual Gay Pride parade in Kiev, on June 23, 2019. Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP

Thou shalt not march: South Korean conservatives denounce Pride

May 31, 2019 - 1:15 PM

Conservative Liberty Korea Party says the ruling Democrat party, which supports Seoul's Pride march, should 'come out' as a 'queer' party, adding that the annual event was 'lascivious' and involved 'excessive exposure of bodies'

Participant Kevin Kim (39) poses for a photo during a 'Gay Pride' gathering in Seoul on July 15, 2017. Thousands of people celebrated gay rights with song, dance and a march in Seoul on July 15, amid rain and boisterous protests by conservative Christians. Religious South Koreans have been a loud fixture at the annual parade for years, holding a rival anti-homosexuality rally while trying to physically block the march.     / AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES

‘One Big Pride': Ateneo LGBTQIA+ community calls for acceptance on women’s month

Mar 19, 2019 - 3:19 PM

'It's important for us to stand together because it amplifies our voices,' says student government President Hyacenth Bendaña

Mindanao Pride March-Kadaiyahan festival celebrates diversity, calls for equality

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Kadaiyahan is the Visayan word for diversity and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community

LOVE WINS - Participants continue to wave banners and posters during the program following the parade, hoping for their messages to come across. Photo by Angelo Lorenzo

Metro Manila Pride breaks records in Southeast Asia

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:20 AM

This year's Pride March is estimated to have attracted 25,000 participants

Pride March 2018, Marikina Sports complex. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

The week in photos: June 30-July 6, 2018

Jul 07, 2018 - 1:55 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan with his face painted with the flags of England and Colombia cheers before the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Colombia and England at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow on July 3, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS

Get the message: Signs that caught our eye during Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jul 01, 2018 - 9:16 PM

Pride is a protest, after all

SIGN LANGUAGE. The LGBT community and its allies spread messages of love through signs at Metro Manila Pride 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Your fight is mine': This dad's pride story will leave you in tears

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:50 AM

'Hindi ikaw 'yung napariwara. Ako. Napariwara ako bilang tatay mo,' a dad tells his bisexual son after attending the 2018 Pride March

Freedom, equality, and all the colors of the rainbow at Metro Manila Pride 2018

Jun 30, 2018 - 10:30 PM

'This year, since we’re all gathered here together, there needs to be movement'

PRIDE MARCH. The Metro Manila LGBT community came together to show solidarity and celebrate pride. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

'Rise Up Together:' Metro Manila Pride March set for June 30

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:48 PM

The LGBTQIA+ event will be held in Marikina, and organizers are seeking support

RISE UP. The 2018 Pride March is set for June 30. Photo from Facebook.com/mmprideorg

WATCH: 'What is love?' at Pride March 2017

Jul 01, 2017 - 12:55 PM

LGBTQ or heterosexual those who were at the 2017 Pride March all agree that LoveWins

WATCH: 2017 Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 25, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Check out the highlights of this year s march to celebrate LGBTQ pride and diversity

PRIDE. Thousands join the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March called "Here Together" on Saturday, June 24, in Marikina City. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Embracing 'DiBearSity' at the Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:50 PM

It s very important to be at ease and be comfortable with who you are Be at peace with who you are and enjoy it says an advocate for LGBTQ inclusivity

INCLUSIVITY. Ian Carandang (left) advocates for inclusivity at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March. Photo by Adrianne Diaz

Christian groups show support by marching with LGBTQ+

Jun 25, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Freedom in Christ Ministries apologizes on behalf of other churches that condemn the gay community

SUPPORT. Freedom in Christ Ministries church apologizes on behalf of other churches who condemned the LGBT community. Photo by Clyde Jayvy Villanueva/Rappler

Hontiveros: 'Duterte's macho politics failed LGBT hopes'

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:55 AM

He paraded himself as an ally during the campaign season promising same sex marriage in the Philippines says Senator Risa Hontiveros

2017 PRIDE MARCH. Senator Risa Hontiveros delivered the keynote speech at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride March. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Why we're #HereTogether

Jun 25, 2017 - 8:30 AM

They came to protest preach and to celebrate diversity and unity

LOOK: Nora Aunor, Katarina Rodriguez attend Metro Manila Pride March 2017

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Stars like Pia Wurtzbach Saab Magalona and Jake Zyrus also voice out their support on social media

NORA AUNOR. The veteran actress shows her support for the LGBTQ community by joining them at the Metro Manila Pride March 2017. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: #HereTogether at the 2017 Metro Manila Pride march

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:09 AM

While some see the march as an avenue where they can voice out their concerns others see it as a safe space where they can express themselves without prejudice

#HereTogether: Thousands march for LGBTQ+ community

Jun 24, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Celebrating love and passion the country hosts its biggest pride march of the year

PRIDE MARCH. Thousands attend the 2017 Metro Manila Pride march in Marikina City on Saturday, June 24. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pride March 2017 pushes for solidarity with LGBTQ+ community

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Carrying the theme Here together the 2017 Pride March is scheduled for Saturday June 24

PRIDE MARCH. In this file photo, LGBT groups and individuals gather at the Luneta to celebrate the 22nd Pride March in the Philippines on June 25, 2016.

Pride March 2016: 'Golden Gays' looking for a home

Jun 27, 2016 - 2:16 PM

An LGBT group stands out during the annual Manila Pride March Clad in lavish gowns bright makeup and colorful wigs the lolas from the Home for the Golden Gays joyfully wave to the crowd and pose for photos

UNITY. Golden Lolas pose for a picture as they wait for the parade to start. The Lolas joined in the annual Pride March together with other lesbian,gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) groups. Photo by Tessa Barre/ Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 22nd Manila Pride March

Jun 25, 2016 - 8:45 PM

Members of the LGBT community reiterate their call for an end to discrimination as they gather for the 22nd Manila Pride March

Hundreds attend tightly-policed gay pride march in central Kiev

Jun 12, 2016 - 6:33 PM

UPDATED Organizers say police did an excellent job of securing the LGBT event

PRIDE MARCH. A participant carries a rainbow flag during the gay pride parade in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, 12 June 2016. Photo by Roman Pilipey/EPA

Will you support the Metro Manila Pride 2016?

Jun 12, 2016 - 1:30 PM

Metro Manila Pride holds 3 fundraising events to prepare for their annual Pride March set for June 25

LGBT PRIDE. A rainbow flag hangs on one of the walls of the venue where the fundraining event for Metro Manila Pride March 2016 was held. Photo by Katrina Artiaga/ Rappler

Kosovo holds first-ever gay pride march

May 17, 2016 - 9:25 PM

Kosovo President Hashim Thaci joins the march to express support for the LGBT community

epa05311894 Activists of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) comunity hold posters and rainbow flags during a march against homophobia in Pristina, Kosovo, 17 May 2016. The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is marked annualy on 17 May to raise awareness of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights violations. EPA/VALDRIN XHEMAJ

March for those who can’t

Dec 09, 2015 - 3:39 PM

Pride celebrations should be less about celebrating individuality and more on remembering collective history and strengthening solidarity

Out and proud: UP Visayas celebrates Pride Week In Iloilo

Nov 20, 2015 - 11:13 PM

UP Visayas LGBT community holds Pride Week to celebrate the progress made on gender issues

Manila Pride: Fighting for love, equality and LGBTQ rights

Jun 29, 2015 - 6:32 PM

Metro Manila residents supportive of LGBTQ rights took to the streets to call for respect of human rights and the legalization of same sex marriages in the country

At the end of the rainbow #LoveWins

Jun 28, 2015 - 5:13 PM

They fought for the love that knows no gender

For the LGBT community, pride is the opposite of shame

Jun 25, 2015 - 8:15 AM

LGBT pride means claiming that our lives relationships and families are valid It s showing the world that we are not afraid that we will no longer hide and feel embarrassed for who we are and who we love

Asia's oldest Pride March to celebrate love in Luneta Park

Jun 23, 2015 - 5:54 PM

Join the FightForLove the 2015 Metro Manila Pride March

Kiev gay rights march ends in injuries, arrests

Jun 06, 2015 - 7:07 PM

The scuffles broke out when the police tried to keep a few dozen young men who had jumped out of a bus bearing Right Sektor insignia from attacking the peaceful marchers

PRIDE. A masked gay activist takes part in the first Gay Pride March in Kiev, under the eye of the riot police since fighting with pro-Moscow rebels broke out. Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP

Manila pride: When pride is all about love

Dec 11, 2014 - 11:27 PM

The LGBT community and their families and friends gather to celebrate 20 years of the Metro Manila Pride March

Photo by Bruno Exiomo

Why Gay Pride celebrations still exist

Dec 05, 2014 - 5:31 PM

We march for the hope that who we are what our families look like who we love and how we act will no longer disqualify us from fair treatment and equal rights

Thousands of Brazilians march in gay rights parade

Nov 17, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Under the slogan A million voices gays lesbians transvestites transsexuals and supporters march along Copacabana beach

A drag queen poses for pictures over a diversity flag in the Gay Pride Parade in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 16 November 2014. EPA/Marcelo Sayão

Come out for love!

Sep 29, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Share your stories share the love Be part of this year s Metro Manila Pride March

Reimagining love and pride

Jun 28, 2014 - 7:00 PM

Yes we need a world that loves the LGBT people – but first we need a world that knows how to love

Graphic by Jessica Lazaro/Rappler.com

Gay and proud in June and all year round

Jun 27, 2014 - 5:04 PM

We get tired too of trying to explain our advocacy but it’s during these times that we become more determined in winning the battle against discrimination

STONEWALL RIOTS. The historic Stonewall Riots in New York inspired LGBTs and gender rights advocates around the world to finally stand up what is right. Graphic by Mara Mercado/Rappler.com

Strength in colors: The Filipino LGBTQ community

Dec 07, 2013 - 11:40 PM

The Filipino LGBTQ community has grown since the first organized gay pride parade in 1994 but challenges remain

Photo wRap: The Supermoon and #LoveIsLove

Jun 30, 2013 - 12:51 PM

A lot of Instagram worthy both good and bad things happened this week and we ve rounded them up for you

The Pride March photo that went viral

Dec 11, 2012 - 6:39 AM

We remember the time when we were still in the closet and vividly so how much we needed to see someone do it first