The Quezon City Pride March 2018 – Championing LGBTQ+ Rights and HIV/AIDS Awareness

Posted by ADMIN01 | Posted on December 16, 2018

Hotel Rembrandt, Tomas Morato, Quezon City
December 8, 2018

(Alvin Kasiban / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

The Humanist Alliance Philippines International (HAPI) once again graced the annual celebration of rainbow colors in the city of Quezon City. Campaigning for HIV/AIDS prevention and human rights, Quezon City traditionally holds this event in the Tomas Morato area.

The march, consisting of  hundreds of supporters from LGBTQ+ groups, civil society organizations, the private sector, and barangay representatives, is timed alongside World AIDS Day (December 1) and the International Human Rights Day (December 10).

(Photo by Dee Bulaclac)

“We are happy and excited to stage a pride march here in Quezon City because we have always prided ourselves as an LGBT-friendly city. This is a city that has passed an ordinance recognizing LGBT rights. This is a city that has programs in place to make sure that members of the LGBT community receive the same respect and services as everybody else,” Quezon City Vice-Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

“There is no better way to celebrate the advances we’ve made – and to remind ourselves of the steps we still have to take to advance LGBT rights – than through this pride march,” she added.

(Photo by Kates Ante)

(Photo by Kates Ante)

Coincidentally, HAPI is  also celebrating its 5th year of presence actively spreading secular humanism in the country this December 2018.

(Photo by Kates Ante)

About the Author

An NGO practitioner for almost two decades, Dweng Bulaclac is a humanist and equal rights advocate who wants to promote critical thinking skills through education, civilized discussions and having a resolute voice in the darkness.

Other good reads...

HAPI’s First Female ED

Redefining “Dalagang Filipina”: Women Leaders of HAPI Down-to-Earth Humanism: Jennifer Gutierrez, HAPI Executive Director Jennifer Gutierrez is a lovely young Filipina with a Maria Clara-esque aura about her. However, her physical attributes aside, this fearless caver/astronomy enthusiast/poet/cosplayer/environmental advocate, with her Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Ecosystems Management from the De La Salle University, and her own SEC-registered […]

HAPI Fundraiser – from RN Jay

For more info  please call : Landline (043) 980-0052 Mobile:09176290734

The State of HAPI-ness

February 15, 2016 Greetings from NYC, USA! Now that we’ve reached our second year as an organization, it’s a good idea to remember why we do the things we do. Why are we HAPI? Trailblazers First: we are HAPI because we envision ourselves as the trailblazers of secular humanism in the Philippines. This is our […]

The HAPI Playlist, Pt. 1

The HAPI Playlist, Pt. 1 We, the HAPI Scholars, believe that music has the underrated ability to change hearts and minds. A good song won’t just get you grooving (or weeping); its words can profoundly affect you and recalibrate your worldview. Over the decades, many of our favorite musicians have used their art to call […]

How I Identified Myself As a Humanist

How I Identified Myself As a Humanist by Madelyne Gauna Seoul, Korea Oct 10, 2019, 9:03 PM Growing up, I’ve always been that black sheep. I’m not a rebel child, I was a consistent honor student. I was valedictorian in Elementary, I graduated with High Honors in my Senior Years of High School… I never […]

IP Day Highlights Indigenous People’s Struggle for Identity and Rights

By Glemir Sordilla and Joshua Villalobos HAPI Scholars Did you know? Over 476 million indigenous people live in 90 countries all over the world, accounting for 6.2 percent of the global population. August 9 marks the annual celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. This honors the same day back in 1982 […]

Fall Seven Times and Stand Up Eight: A Story

Every time he sees familiar faces passing by his humble home, Michael Magallanes never fails to greet with a big, bright smile. He would always want to make everyone feel welcome. However, that smile hasn’t always been there before, it took time before he could learn how to smile again. Michael was born in the […]

Scroll to Top