HAPI joins QC LGBT Pride March
On December 9, 2017 at 3PM, Humanist Alliance Philippines, International (HAPI) through the representation of its Metro Manila Chapter and Secular Humanist Advocacy Development and Education (SHADE) led by Executive Secretary Jamie Del Rosario Martinez, joined the QC LGBT Pride March and other organizations in marching the streets of South Triangle District. It was an absolute show of force by the city known to employ thousands of LGBTs in its entertainment, restaurant, and hospitality industries.
When local governments support the rights and welfare of LGBTs, what you get is a colorful and proud culture that is reminiscent of Alice’s Wonderland.
LEFT TO RIGHT: House Representative Geraldine Roman, QC Mayor Herbert Bautista, and QC Councilor Lena Marie Juico
Stars of LGBT Wonderland
Known for being artistic and having a keen eye for beauty, QC LGBT participants capped off the day with a fashion show like no other. Amateur and professional LGBT models alike walked the runway for about three hours to showcase exquisite dresses, casual outfits and eco-friendly undergarments by local couturiers.
LGBT models in undergarments made of recycled materials
This year’s QC LGBT Pride March and Fashion Show were hosted by Trippers Philippines and produced by the QC Pride Council with an expected turnout of 10,000 participants and guests.
HAPI, through its LGBTQ+ & Straight Alliance arm, is a staunch supporter of every local government that has promoted and will promote LGBT rights and welfare in the future. The HAPI desire for equality and non-discrimination does not cease to burn.