A year ago, we were worried about how we’ll get to where Metro Manila Pride is going to be held. In 2020, our worries are now along the lines of “When can I get an IRL hug from my friends?” and “Are the places where my friends are quarantining safe spaces for them?” The LGBTQ+ community and its allies have been thinking of different ways we could all stay connected and help each other out. Non-profit Pride@Tech is one of the many organizations creating and dedicating platforms to support this cause.
Pride@Tech is an initiative started by Google, Facebook, Globe, GCash, IBM, Analog Labs and Propel Manila. Collaborating with Metro Manila Pride and MindNation, the group is organizing a virtual Pride March on June 27 at 3:00 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go to LGBTQ+ communities affected by the pandemic.
Interested in joining? Here’s how you can get in on the fun:
– Visit marchforpride.com and set your virtual march route. For safety purposes, it’s best to keep your address private.
– Choose a color from the rainbow for your route.
– Submit your march along with a caption and the hashtags #Recreate #Pride2020 #PrideMarchFromHome.
– Pledge your support by either donating or sharing about it online.
In their video announcement, the group stated that just because we’re stuck at home doesn’t mean we can’t come together for our rights. We can’t argue with that, can we? So, start stretching because we’re going to do some cardio for a cause.