As of November 28, 2009
- What is a Pride March?
Pride Marches worldwide celebrate the courage, solidarity, resilience and contribution of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and queer people. The Pride March is a collective action of the LGBT community to express its concern over human rights issues affecting the community, including homophobia and discrimination.
- What is going to happen?
On December 5:
3pm - Registration/Walk-in (Remedios Circle)
5pm - Parade/March (Down Remedios St., Right Roxas Blvd., Right Pedro Gil Ave., Right Taft Ave., Right Nakpil St., Orosa – End)
7 pm- Candle lighting ceremony / Program / Pageant / Party
- What if it rains?
We will march rain or shine. Be a girl/boy scout. Just be prepared and bring a colorful umbrella.
- Why should I be part of the PRIDE MARCH?
It feels great to be out and proud to be surrounded by those who believe in the same causes. Taking to the street is a buzz. Once you’re part of a Pride March, you’ll be hooked on this special experience. It gives you a chance to be part of the LGBT community's action to promote freedom and human rights. It gives you a chance to care and help fellow LGBTs who are discriminated and abused."
- Do I have to pay anything to march?
There is no registration fee. However, if people are able, we do suggest a donation of Php 50 for individuals; Php 200 for not-for-profit organizations; and Php 500 for for-profit organizations. Proceeds will be used to defraying the expenses used to organize the pride march.
- If my org doesn't attend any preparation meetings can I and/or my organization still march?
Yes. Just show up at 3 pm at Remedios Circle and check-in at the registration booth.
- Who can join the pride march?
Everyone can join the pride march including but not limited to the following:
- Individuals without organizations (you will be marching under the banner of Task Force Pride or join any group)
- Both LGBT and non-LGBT Organizations
- Parents, Friends and Pets
- LGBT individuals and non-LGBT individuals
- Can I bring my friends?
Yes bring as many as you like.
- Do I have to be out to march?
No. You may bring a mask or disguise as needed to take part of activities
- Is the color coordination a requirement? Why do we need colors?
Clothing Color coordination is only a guideline (not a policy) to show some level of organization and consistency of groups. You as an organization or individual can actually come as you are to march.
- What do we need to bring to the march?
It is recommended to bring the following
- comfortable clothes for walking,
- candles for the candle light ceremony,
- placards, signs, flyers, business cards
- sound makers e.g. whistle, drums
- lights (since march is close to dusk) e.g. glowsticks
- cameras or video cams
- water and
- a whole lot of pride, enthusiasm and voice!
- For more details on preparation check out the PRIDE MARCH Checklist.
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added: cameras or video cams