Task Force Pride, the official network that has been organizing the annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride March since 1999, would like to invite you and your organization/group to participate in this year’s celebration of LGBT Pride in Malate on 6 December 2008, Saturday, 3 PM to 5 PM.
Theme. This years Pride March is a tribute to the last 10 years of LGBT human rights advocacy. Hence, the theme is: A decade of dignity: Our rights, our lives, our loves, our selves.
Route. The route of this year’s march is: Remedios Circle-Adriatico St.-P.Faura-Roxas Blvd.-Rajah Sulayman-Remedios Circle-Adriatico St.-Nakpil St.-Orosa St .
The march will be followed by a brief cultural program showcasing both LGBT and non-LGBT talents.
Significance. The Pride March is known for its overwhelming attendance. It attracts thousands of participants and generates extensive local and international media attention.
This year’s Pride March is particularly significant as it coincides with the celebration of the 60th year of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the launch in Manila
of the Yogyakarta Principles (www.yogyakartaprinciples.org), an international declaration which affirms sexual orientation and gender identity and expression as fundamental human rights.
We hope that you will choose to make this year’s Pride celebration a more festive, colorful and meaningful event with your participation. Should you have inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Bruce Amoroto, head of our Participation Committee at 0916.282.6781 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Peach Natividad, head of our Program Committee at 0917.539.2742 (email@example.com).
Co-Coordinator, TFP 2008
(Ms) Sass Rogando Sasot
Co-Coordinator, TFP 2008
We were supposed to really “march” then but we weren’t able to because my contact person doesn’t know where exactly they are.. So we just attended the Pride March program. I was with Karla, of course, and it was our first time to attend such an event. For me it felt liberating because it was my first time and you’re with people who have conviction about LGBT issues. Of course I was with UP babaylan contingent. It’s been a long time since I hung out with UP babaylan people. It feels good that you’re with the people of your own kind. It’s very rare that I get a chance to mingle with people who have a kind of mindset not very common in the “normal” world. Continue reading “Pride March program”