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All Pride No Prejudice: 13 images from Iloilo City LGBTI march in the Philippines

All Pride No Prejudice: 13 images from Iloilo City LGBTI march in the Philippines

The University of the Philippines Visayas hosted a Pride march on Saturday 13 October.

Iloilo City, in the province of the same name, held its third LGBTI parade. As for this year’s route, marchers went from the city’s campus to the Festive Walk at the Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao district.

The march, organized by local advocacy group Iloilo Pride Team, kicked off at 4pm.

LGBTI rights in the Philippines

Moreover, the theme #PRIDEisPROTEST aimed to shed a light on the long way to equality in the country.

Despite the Philippines are a fairly tolerant country, equality seems like a distant goal. Although accepted, gay, bisexual and trans people don’t have the same rights as non-LGBTIs.

There is no formal recognition for same-sex couples in the country, for example. Furthermore, trans people can’t legally change their gender.

While the Constitution defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman, same-sex marriage is not explicitly prohibited, but not recognized. Finally, adoption is not possible for same-sex couple. However, it is legal for singletons.

Take a look at some of the best pictures of Iloilo Pride:

Credits: @juadaahell/Twitter
Photo: @heyitsliinn/Twitter
Credits: @zenellwinniejoy/Twitter
Photo: @zenellwinniejoy/Twitter

 

Credits: @earlysol/Twitter
Photo: @zenellwinniejoy/Twitter
Photo: @beatressed/Twitter
Credits: @shupaups/Instagram
Photo: @jules_japitana/Instagram
Credits: @beatressed/Twitter
Photo: @jules_japitana/Instagram
Credits: @kimirialala/Instagram
Photo: @jewelvalentine/Instagram

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