Metro Manila Pride (MMP), the LGBT Pride events organizer in Metro Manila formerly known as Task Force Pride, hosted an event dubbed as “Hubad: Katawan”, which aimed to raise funds for this year’s Pride march on June 24, while also shedding light on issues regarding LGBT sexuality, as well as creating a safe space for LGBT Filipinos through art.
As the second collaboration of MMP with Words Anonymous, the event saw LGBT people perform a la “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler, UCR Coming Out Monologues and “HUBAD: Mga Kwento ng Kalayaan” by the Lesbian Activism Project (LeAP) Inc.
According to Nicky Castillo, one of the heads of MMP, Hubad was a chance to create LGBT visibility.
“We’re trying to find a way to create even more pockets of visibility and safe spaces outside the Pride March. Once a year lang ang Pride March, and it’s not fair that we only get once a year to celebrate safe spaces and diversity. So that’s we are trying to do to – to create spaces on a grand scale,” Castillo said.