While the likes of Texas minister Donnie Romero were celebrating the death of “perverts and pedophiles” in the Orlando massacre, Christian groups in Manila, Philippines joined forces with LGBT groups for the 22nd Metro Manila Pride last Saturday.
Marching under the banner of the National LGBT Organization Bahaghari, the groups called for an end to discrimination against LGBT people. Protesters also called for an end to labor practices that discriminate against contractual workers.
"We condemn all kinds of hate crimes." End hate. #LetLoveIn
— Metro Manila Pride (@MMPride_) June 29, 2016
Joining government officials on the march were members of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, MCCQC – Metropolitan Community Church of Quezon City and students from the University of the Philippines Manila and Diliman campuses.
The groups marched with banners including “LGBTindig: Kabogin ang Diskriminasyon & Kaharasan” (“LGBT stand up: End Discrimination and Violence”) and “None of us are free until all of us are free.”
— Ashley A. (@ashleyperdiem) June 28, 2016
Watch some clips from Metro Manila Pride below.
(All images via Facebook)
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