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200,000 march in Taiwan's first pride parade since legalizing gay marriage

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The island has long hosted the region's largest pride marches but this year Taiwan's LGBT community and their supporters had an extra reason to celebrate

PRIDE. Participants jump in a pose while taking part in the annual gay pride parade in Taipei on October 26, 2019. Thousands including members of the LGBT community on October 26 took part in the first gay pride parade held after Taiwan earlier this year legalized same-sex marriages, the culmination of a three-decade fight for equality. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Thousands join 2019 Iloilo Pride March

Oct 13, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Organizers say some 5,000 participants from the LGBTQ+ community and their allies took to the streets, smashing the previous record attendance of the 2018 Iloilo Pride March

PRIDE. Thousands of attendees from the LGBTQ+ community and its allies join the 4th Iloilo Pride March on Saturday, October 12, as they call for the passage of SOGIE Equality Bill in the Senate. All photos by Carl Don Berwin/Rappler

UP Pride 2019 bolsters calls for system-wide SOGIE policy

Sep 15, 2019 - 3:54 PM

With the call #UPTowardsEquality and #SOGIEEqualityNOW, the University of the Philippines community marches for a university system-wide SOGIESC policy

Magsayo nails WBC Asia featherweight title in Bohol homecoming

Sep 01, 2019 - 12:12 AM

Bohol's pride Mark 'Magnifico' Magsayo keeps his record perfect at 20-0 after defeating Thai veteran Panya Uthok via unanimous decision

UNDEFEATED. Despite a boxing layoff, Mark Magsayo quickly returns to his winning ways. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Giovanni Escaner retains PH bantam title at Pride of Bohol

Aug 31, 2019 - 11:38 PM

Emptying his clips in the final round, Giovanni Escaner scores a split decision win over Renoel Pael as Filipino undercard fighters up the ante

STILL THE CHAMP. Giovanni Escaner (riight) survives a gritty challenge from Renoel Pael. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Mark Magsayo vs Panya Uthok - WBC Asia Featherweight Championship

Aug 31, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Filipino fighter Mark Magsayo puts his unbeaten streak on the line against Thai veteran Panya Uthok at Pride of Bohol

Powell Balaba raring to restart 30-loss career at Pride of Bohol

Aug 30, 2019 - 4:03 PM

Boholano fighter Powell Balaba goes for a shot at redemption after a series of unfortunate events saw him absorbing a staggering 30 losses

SECOND CHANCE. Filipino flyweight Powell Balaba hopes to turn his fortunes around. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

WATCH: Mark Magsayo vs Panya Uthok weigh-in

Aug 30, 2019 - 11:48 AM

A confident Magsayo, who carries a perfect 19-0 record with 14 knockouts, heads into the weigh-in declaring he’s in great shape for the homecoming fight against Uthok

What makes you feel Pinoy pride?

Aug 28, 2019 - 4:34 PM

As we close Buwan ng Wika, here are a few reasons to celebrate Pinoy pride – unironically

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

Drag Queen Story Hour: Once upon a time in a bookstore...

Jul 06, 2019 - 8:21 PM

'We have a message, and the message is to empower the youth to be good people and to accept everybody for who they are, through storytelling,' says Athena Kills, one of the storytellers in Drag Queen Story Hour

BE WHO YOU ARE. Drag queen Athena Kills (left) reads seated beside Scalene Onixxx to adults and children during Drag Queen Story Hour at Cellar Door Books in Riverside, California on June 22, 2019. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/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

WATCH: The Golden Gays go to Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:28 PM

5 drag queens nearing their senior years march for equality alongside their younger LGBTQ+ 'apos'

GOLDEN GAYS. Sharon Cuneta and Maganda wave to the crowd from atop their float at the Metro Manila Pride March 2019. Photo by Martin San Diego/ Rappler

'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

IN PHOTOS: #ResistTogether at 2019 Metro Manila Pride March

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'Now is the time to use our voices in the fight for human rights,' says Metro Manila Pride in a Facebook post

RESIST TOGETHER. Members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community march along the streets of Marikina City on Saturday, March 29 to amplify their calls for respect and equality. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

Deaf LGBTQ+ marchers heard loud and clear at Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 4:22 PM

'It's double discrimination for them,' says Bayani Heneroso Jr, a sign language interpreter at Pride 2019

John Lester Molina (left) and Angelous Tuscano (right), members of the Pinoy Deaf Rainbow, are happy to be celebrating Pride with all kinds of people. Photo by Stanley Guevarra/Rappler

Lady Gaga makes surprise appearance at Stonewall rally in New York

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:39 AM

The singer joins members of the LGBTQ+ community in New York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots

LOOK: Stars, beauty queens at Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Iza Calzado, Nadine Lustre, Bb Pilipinas queens Patch Magtanong and Resham Saeed are among those who joined the annual event

Diverse voices: Meet some of the LGBTQ+ folks in games development

Jun 30, 2019 - 8:30 AM

In celebration of PRIDE month, meet some LGBTQ+ Philippine game developers who take pride not just in their work, but in themselves

LGBTQ+ REPRESENTATION. Title card by Justine Lawrence Gonzales, Genderfluid Game Artist at Secret6

Despite rain, thousands march for equality in Manila's Pride parade

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:55 PM

A Manila Pride organizer says the march 'is a human rights movement – and as such, is a call for active solidarity with other marginalized communities'

2019 PRIDE MARCH. Thousands turn up for the Metro Manila Pride March and Festival at the Marikina Sports Center Marikina City on June 29, 2019. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Vowing equality for all, Marikina signs anti-discrimination ordinance

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

'We want to be known as an inclusive community. We can only do that by recognizing everybody as all equal to each other,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro

 SYMBOLIC. Marikina City Cityhood Monument lights up with rainbow colors for Pride Month 2019. Photo by MMPride

Record-breaking: 70,000 Filipinos join Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 29, 2019 - 8:26 PM

(UPDATED) This is almost thrice the number of participants in last year's Metro Manila Pride March

PRIDE. This year's Pride March at the Marikina Sports Center gathers 52,000 attendees beating last year's 25,000-strong crowd record on Saturday, June 29. Photo by Ralf Rivas/Rappler

[OPINION] Pride is coming to an end, now what?

Jun 29, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Pride doesn't have to end in June. Here are 5 suggestions to make every month Pride Month.

Leni Robredo calls for equality, respect for all ahead of Pride March

Jun 29, 2019 - 12:00 PM

'Like all of you, I continue to dream of a Philippines, and a world, where all of us, regardless of differences, can act with respect, walk free from fear, and stand with pride and dignity,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Vice President Leni Robredo holds a mutisectoral meeting in San Pablo City, Laguna, on March 6, 2019. Photo by OVP

WATCH: Binibining Pilipinas queens show support for the LGBTQ+ community

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2019 Resham Saeed leads the queens in this year's call to support the LGBTQ+ community

Bb. Pilipinas during Pride Walk at Araneta Center. Photo by Voltaire Tayag

Your guide to 2019 Metro Manila Pride March and Festival

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Check out this quick guide for Metro Manila Pride

[OPINION] United Nations stands with Pride

Jun 28, 2019 - 2:51 PM

The struggle for the rights of LGBTQ+ people is a core part of the struggle for the full and equal enjoyment of human rights by all

‘Colorful bravery’: LGBTQ+ people on what makes them proud of the community

Jun 27, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Although the community's struggle for genuine equality and acceptance is far from over, LGBTQ+ people remain hopeful and proud

‘Pride is compassion’: Gender equality groups hit CFC-FFL’s anti-LGBTQ+ remarks

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Gender equality groups clap back with facts

'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.

'I know a place': 10 safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people in Metro Manila, from clubs to cafés

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:00 PM

These day and night destinations from all across the spectrum welcome everyone, no matter who they are and love

SAFE SPACES. Space and representation matter. Image from Instagram

5 Pinoy shorts to binge for Pride Month

Jun 26, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Bring out the popcorn and get ready for the fuzzy feelings and tears

Beyond Pride march, advocates urge LGTBQ+ community to #ResistTogether

Jun 25, 2019 - 9:14 PM

'Pride is a celebration, but it shouldn't stop after that one day of you waving your flags and marching with other human rights groups,' says Nikki Castillo of Metro Manila Pride

How gay seafarer Dyosa Makinista proved she's 'queen of the seas'

Jun 25, 2019 - 1:03 PM

Dyosa talks about what it's like to be a gay seafarer in the Philippines

QUEEN OF THE SEAS. Aljon Buquid Asusano, also known as Dyosa, sets out at sea to prove that LGBT folks like her have a place in the male-dominated ship industry.

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?

IN PHOTOS: LGBTQ+ community, allies hold Pride parade in Bacolod City

Jun 24, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Organizers say that the Pride parade in Bacolod City serves as a mourning, a protest, and a celebration

PRIDE MARCH. LGBTQ+ youth and allies form the frontlines of the parade. Photo by Jorge Gamboa

Metro Manila Pride calls on LGBTQ+, allies to #ResistTogether on June 29

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Pride, above all, is standing in solidarity against gender-related discrimination and violence

Gay Pride parade engulfs Sao Paulo despite unease over Brazil's conservative turn

Jun 24, 2019 - 9:36 AM

This year, many Sao Paulo LGBT pride parade participants say they are turning out because they feel their liberties are increasingly under threat

BRAZIL'S GAY PRIDE. Aerial view of the 23rd Gay Pride Parade, which theme is "50 years of Stonewall", in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 23, 2019. Photo by Miguel Schincariol/AFP

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

#LabanHermie: U.P. community stands in solidarity with transwoman professor

Jun 21, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Using #LabanHermie, #NoToDiscriminationInUP, and #SolidarityWithHermie, the University of the Philippines community rallies support for transwoman professor Hermie Monterde

Rappler Talk: What it takes for the LGBTQ+ to #ResistTogether

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Tune in here or head over to Rappler's video platforms on Friday, June 21, to watch the discussion live

‘How hard is it to be seen as human?'

Jun 19, 2019 - 8:45 PM

How do we truly foster acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community?

U.P. transwoman professor talks about workplace discrimination

Jun 19, 2019 - 8:25 PM

'Our personal experience, after all, is a political fight. And it is every person’s right to be fully protected by both law and practice,' says University of the Philippines Assistant Professor Hermie Monterde

To the moon and beyond: Life as a teacher of children with autism

Jun 18, 2019 - 11:21 AM

'It took years of tears, readings, and failures for me to understand that all that these children need is our genuine, unconditional love,' says teacher Jolo Lagman

Who is the Filipino? Why Pride matters

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:12 PM

We talk Pride and the LGBTQ+ community with Juan Miguel Severo

'Tolerated, but not accepted': Filipino LGBTQ+ speak up vs discrimination

Jun 11, 2019 - 2:15 PM

Abandonment and being neglected by family members are typical narratives for the LGBTQ+