Thousands of Philippine LGBT (Lesbians Gays Bisexual Transgender) groups gather at Marikina Sports Complex in the annual celebration of "Pride March" Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Marikina city.
AP/Bullit Marquez
#RiseupTogether: Colorful moments at Metro Manila Pride March 2018
(Philstar.com) - July 1, 2018 - 6:29pm

MANILA, Philippines —Bad weather did not stop thousands of members and supporters of the Filipino lesbian gay, bisexual, and transgender community from celebrating the annual Metro Manila “Pride March” last Saturday

The 2018 Pride March, themed “Rise Up Together”, was held at the Marikina Sports Complex in Marikina City.

The march seeks to empower the LGBT community and create a safe space for its members that includes gender equality and same-sex marriage.

One of the organizers of the march told Philstar.com that the annual celebration drew around 20,000 to 25,000 crowd this year.

Here are some colorful moments captured during the Metro Manila Pride March 2018:

Thousands of Philippine LGBT groups gather at Marikina Sports Complex in the annual celebration of "Pride March" Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Marikina city. AP/Bullit Marquez
A supporter of the Philippine LGBT group poses before the rainbow flag during the annual celebration of "Pride March" Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Marikina city. AP/Bullit Marquez
Philippine LGBT members, right, cheer as they march past a group of Christian protesters in the annual celebration of "Pride March" Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Marikina city. AP/Bullit Marquez
Militant Philippine LGBT members display anti-Rodrigo Duterte placards as they march around Marikina city in the annual celebration of "Pride March" Saturday, June 30, 2018. AP/Bullit Marquez
An LGBT member, right, and a Christian protester are engaged in a brief debate as thousands of its members gather a a sports complex in the annual celebration of "Pride March" Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Marikina city. AP/Bullit Marquez
Philippine LGBT  members march with a rainbow flag past a Christian protester, left, as they march around Marikina city in the annual celebration of "Pride March" Saturday, June 30, 2018. AP/Bullit Marquez
Philippine LGBT couple kiss shortly after being wed by a "judge" in a non-binding rites during the annual celebration of "Pride March" Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Marikina city. AP/Bullit Marquez

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