1 Jul 2019

Manila Pride hosts its largest ever parade over its 25-year history

The Philippines' capital smashed last year's record of 25,000 people, attracting 70,000 this year.

Manila Pride more than doubled its record number of attendees on Saturday (29 June). Established in 1994 on the 25-year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Metro Manila Pride itself turned 25 this year. Estimates from the Marikina Sports Center recorded around 70,000 attendees showing up to brave intermittent rain. This is a huge jump from last year´s attendance of 25,000 people. This year´s theme was "Resist Together", aiming to shine a spotlight on how far the LGBT rights movement has come both at home and abroad.

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