Happy Pride Pinoy LGBTs! Did you attend the Pride March earlier at the Lapu-Lapu Shrine? If you did, good for you and for those who didn’t, it’s ok. You may have various reasons why you didn’t attend.
Pride celebrations around the world is much sweeter now because US Supreme Court has decided to legalize same sex marriages across the US. Now where does that leave us Pinoy LGBTs? A lot of wishful thinkings are happening right now for us Filipinos. Are we able to have this kind of opportunity? To be honest, not right now. I believe that a predominantly Catholic country like ours will have a difficult time understanding and accepting that right now. Baby steps, my dear. Baby steps.
First things first, we need to prioritize the anti-discrimination law. Recently, LGBTs are in the headlines in the Philippines because of few incidents on denying entry to our fellow transpinays in an elite bar in Taguig. There are still some incidents on companies denying employment of LGBTs just because of their sexual orientation. Things like these need to be addressed first. Headliners come and go but the struggles of Filipino LGBTs are there and real.
Now to my fellow LGBTs, let’s continue the fight. The fight doesn’t end during Pride Marches.