Manila Pride – Philippines – Dec. 5, 2009

Manila Pride March

This image is from Manila Pride 2009.  Members of the LGBT community, and their family, friends, and supporters took part in this march through the Malate district of Manila.  The parade was organized by Task Force Pride (TFP) Philippines, with the theme “We Dare, We Care.”

Manila was host to Asia’s very first gay pride parade, back in 1994.  The pride event is now held annually the first week in December to coincide with Human Rights month.  Only in the last two years has the march come under fire from a Christian evangelist group, led by American ex-patriots.

March Protestor

Full of hateful words, these protesters warned of God’s wrath.

Manila March Protestor

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About wwpproject

Charles “Chad” Meacham (Project photographer) Charles was born just outside of Philadelphia, PA, and began traveling immediately after high school. He picked up a camera at the age of 30, and has since been fortunate to win over 20 international awards including those from National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, and PDN magazines. The idea for this project was sparked after attending the 2009 Taipei Pride event, one of the largest pride parades in Asia. For other examples of his work visit: http://www.charlesmeacham.com/ Sarah Baxter (Project Coordinator) Sarah is the “blogging guru” of this project, and is contact person/organizer. Born in Athens, Ohio, Sarah enjoys traveling, and has since taken up residence in Los Angeles, NE Thailand, North Africa, and most recently in Taipei, Taiwan.
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One Response to Manila Pride – Philippines – Dec. 5, 2009

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