The Quezon City World Pride Festival, including its highlight event, the Quezon City Pride March on December 7, is an initiative of the Quezon City Pride Council with the support of the Quezon City Government and the many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and LGBT-allied organizations and residents of Quezon City.
Task Force Pride Philippines, a network of Metro Manila LGBT and LGBT-allied organizations and individuals, applauds the good work of the Quezon City Pride Council and supports their many projects for the benefit of the LGBT residents of Quezon City.
This statement of support is is the reason why Task Force Pride announced that it will not host a Metro Manila Pride March in 2013.
[Read more: TFP supports QC Pride Council, sets eyes on Metro Manila Pride March 2014.]
Task Force Pride is making a call for other Metro Manila cities to follow the lead of the Quezon City government in promoting equal rights for its LGBT constituents. Task Force Pride believes that the work of local governments are crucial in ending discrimination against LGBTs.
The passage of more anti-discrimination ordinances would be more cause for celebration as Task Force Pride and the Metro Manila LGBT population prepares for the 20th anniversary of the Metro Manila Pride March, the first Pride March in Southeast Asia, on December 2014.