Rise Up Together: A Pride March 2018 Visual Diary

I have been marching with my LGBTQIA+ brothers and sisters for three years now, and while the sight of a crowd celebrating love in all its glorious manifestations will forever fill my heart with joy, the one thing that made me smile and tear up the most was seeing how this year's Metro Manila Pride March stayed true to its theme of #RiseUpTogether.

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Trust me, nothing beats seeing the 25,000-strong crowd marching in solidarity with our brethren from other similarly-oppressed minorities who came to the March to air their causes, their struggles, and their advocacies.

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To paraphrase the words of Trans activist and visual artist Micah Bazant: there should be no freedom for some of us without liberation for all of us.

Here are some photos:

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