Malate, Manila, December 3, 2011 — Whenever Filipinos take to the streets with conviction, those streets, whether they be Mendiola, Ayala, or Edsa, become the site, sum, and property of popular urban struggle. A march, therefore, has the power to transform an ordinary street into both a moment and a space in which to demand the end of injustice, discrimination, or war. On December 3, 2011, the streets of Malate will thus be transformed for the 2011 LGBT Pride March.
The rising visibility of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, intersex, and genderqueer movements in the country has led to an increasing awareness about the diversity of Filipino gender expressions and sexualities. What was originally a fairly cohesive, if not unified, movement continues to expand–something that is definitely worth celebrating with pride on June 26, 2011 in Baguio.