Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NEWSMAKERS

Roxas City hosts ‘Rainbow Marathon 2016’

A rainbow marathon was held for the first time in Roxas City, with the event not only focusing on promoting health among those who participated, but also to put a spotlight on the need to draft Roxas City’s Anti-Discrimination Ordinance that would protect the rights of members of the LGBT community.

A rainbow marathon was held for the first time in Roxas City, with the event not only focusing on promoting health among those who participated, but also to put a spotlight on the need to draft Roxas City’s Anti-Discrimination Ordinance that would protect the rights of members of the LGBT community.

The run – which had four categories: 42k, 21k, 10k and 3k – was a joint collaboration of the Bahaghari National LGBT Organization and the Roxas City local government. It was also supported by some of the city’s barangays.

According to lead organizer Maria Aguirre-Renker, this may be considered as one step “in increasing the awareness of the people of Roxas City on the need to recognize LGBT rights.” The idea, she added, is to continue doing the LGBT advocacy “while staying fit and healthy doing so.”

The event actually also aimed to support he continued fight against mining in the region, with many members of minority groups – such as indigenous people – affected by it; and so another minority sector, via the LGBT community, may help bring attention to this issue.

rainbow-marathon1
rainbow-marathon2
rainbow-marathon3
rainbow-marathon4

Advertisement
Advertisement

Like Us On Facebook

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

NEWSMAKERS

A growing number of young people are identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community, and many are challenging binaries in gender and sexual identity...

#KaraniwangLGBT

Meet Leigh F. Capule, a project manager at HSBC, who helped found HSBC Pride + Ally Network in GSC Philippines. "I truly believe that...

NEWSMAKERS

In a statement approved by Pope Francis, the Vatican referred to homosexuality as a "choice", suggested it is sinful and said it "cannot be...

#KaraniwangLGBT

With separated parents, #bisexual Minjun Jay Sawan from #Cotabato City didn't grow with a (traditional) family... until a #gay man adopted him. Now finishing...

Advertisement