This December, right after the world marks World AIDS Day on December 1 and before the International Human Rights Day on December 10, the LGBT community of the Cordilleras as well as their allies will be holding the 10th Baguio LGBT Pride parade.
Themed “Celebrating a Decade that is #AllForLoveAndPride”, the event on December 3, Saturday, will start at 1:00PM at the Baguio Post Office in Baguio City.
The organizer of the annual event, the Amianan Pride Council (APC), an advocacy network of various LGBT organizations, straight allies and business establishments in Baguio City, was formed to organize the Baguio LGBT Pride Parade since 2015. This year, Amnesty International Philippines is spearheading APC.
An addition to this year’s event will be the first-ever “Pride Boat” in the Philippines. Three young visual artists are working on the Pride Boat, so it will convey messages on the rights of the LGBT Filipinos. This boat – which will be unveiled during the opening program of the Pride parade – will be turned over to the Burnham Lake. It is expected to become a tourist attraction, even as it is also hoped to engage people to talk about and take action for the rights of the LGBT community. The Pride Boat may be hired (good for three people per trip) for P250/15 minutes from 3:00PM-10:00PM. Slots may be reserved HERE.