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