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Manila Pride turns grey, wet day into rainbow of colour

Manila Pride turns grey, wet day into rainbow of colour

The skies were grey and the heavens opened over the Filipino capital on Saturday, but that didn’t stop thousands from celebrating the Manila Pride event.

‘Rise Up Together’ was 2018 parade theme

The theme this year was ‘Rise Up Together’ and the event was held as the nation’s Supreme Court heard closing arguments ahead of a review of a ban on same-sex marriage.

According to local reports, between 20,000 and 25,000 people from the Filipino LGBTI community braved the weather to support the Metro Manila Pride March.

Check out these photos from the event…

Filipino Lesbians in Manila. Photo: mmprideorg Instagram

 

Heels on wheels! Photo: mmprideorg Instagram

 

Trans rights on the move. Photo: mmprideorg Instagram

 

Marchers urged to ‘rise up’. Photo: mmprideorg Instagram

 

Hello Kitty! Looking fab. Photo: mmprideorg Instagram

 

In step and ready to ‘Rise up’. Photo: mmprideorg Instagram

 

Marchers arrive at the Markina Sports Center. Photo: mmprideorg Instagram

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