Proud and Powerful: Celebrate Pride Month in the Philippines

by AC Recio
Proud and Powerful: Celebrate Pride Month in the Philippines
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June officially marks Pride month! It’s time to give a spotlight to the voices and celebrate LGBTQ+ culture and achievements. So if you’re looking for ways to celebrate Pride, here are some activities that you might want to check out.

Para sa Bading II: Pride Kick-Off Party and Film Screening

Para Sa Bading

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Calling all film buffs and film enthusiasts! Cult of Joe has partnered with Street Kohi and the AOR Community to celebrate Pride Month with Para sa Bading II: Pride Kick-Off Party and Film Screening. The event is an outdoor film screening showcasing creations from local queer creatives located at Street Kohi in Mayaman St., Quezon City.

And if you’re more of a music lover at heart, there will be live performances and more on June 15, 2024 in 123 Block in Mandaluyong City as part of the pride celebration.

Surftown Pride 2024

Surftown Pride

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If you’re up for a thrilling adventure near the waves, then this event might just be the right pick for you! Surftown Pride 2024 is a kickoff party by the beach and a weekend-long celebration. This event in La Union comes with partying, a Pride Parade, a ballroom workshop, panel discussion, and more!

Pride Wave by Third Wave Coffee

 

Third Wave Coffee Cebu

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Third Wave Coffee Cebu

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Show your creative side and express yourself! A three-part Pride Month celebration will be held by the Cebuano drag collective Haus of Rena1ssance and Third Wave Coffee! Day 1 is a Drag Make-up Masterclass where participants can practice the different techniques of drag make-up, day 2 is Drag + Trivia Night for participants to strut their stuff and show off their trivia knowledge, and day 3 is Meriendrag + Ru Paul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 9 Viewing Party. Join the fun every Saturday from June 8 to June 22!

Pride and Power Vol. 4 by Pop Emergency

Pride And Power Vol. IV

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If you’re into pop culture, then get ready for an exciting day at this year’s #PrideAndPower4: Same Love, Same Care, Same Right. The event features pop music acts, drag queens, stand-up comedians, and incredible queer performances, so be sure to drop by Matrix Creation Events in Quezon City on June 14.

Pink Pony Club

Pink Pony Club

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If partying and belting your heart out how you shine, then join The Sunny Club on June 11 and 22 for an all-queer Chappell Roan Night at the Hoesik in Poblacion. So if you’re a fan of the midwest princess, this is the night to show your stuff. Good luck, babe!

QUEERLAYAAN 2024: A Pride Celebration & Art Market

Queerlayaan

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In a showcase of queer art and artists, Sticker Con MNL and ARTEGO PH are joining forces for QUEERLAYAAN 2024: A Pride Celebration & Art Market. Discover and support local queer artists at Whitespace Manila, Makati City, on June 16, 2024, from 10 AM to 8 PM. Who knows, you may find your next favorite artist here!

Graduation Rights: March with Pride in QC

Graduation Rights: March with Pride

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March loudly and proudly! The Quezon City government organized a special graduation ceremony called “Graduation Rights: March with Pride in QC” for members of the LGBTQIA+ community residing in the city who have been refused the opportunity to march while wearing gender-affirming clothing. Register here for more details and graduate with pride on June 22!

LOVELABAN 2 Everyone! Pride PH Festival 2024

Love Laban 2 Everyone

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Prepare for Southeast Asia’s largest Pride festival. Everyone, LOVELABAN 2! Pride PH Festival 2024 will take place at Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on June 22. Join your loved ones and friends in celebrating Pride in the grandest way possible.

Pride Month fills every day with rainbows and sunshine. Through these activities, let us all support empowerment in our own ways.

What Pride event are you looking forward to the most? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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