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Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Manila Pride March - December 4, 2010!

The 2010 LGBT Pride March will be observed in the light of HIV AIDS World Awareness Day. The theme "One Love: Stop AIDS, Promote LGBT Human Rights, Keep the Promise" acknowledges the LGBT Community's proactive role in advocating HIV AIDS awareness.

The Manila Pride March gathers LGBT groups and individuals once a year to promote solidarity within and outside the community. It creates a safe space where LGBTs and their supporters can raise pressing issues. By tradition, Manila Pride March coincides with Human Rights week, to affirm the specific rights claims of the LGBT community.

This year’s theme, “One Love”, pushes for unity. The diversity of the LGBT community is apparent, but this diversity comes at the price of political differences as well. However, this year’s March encourages everyone to view those differences as celebratory instead of damaging; that those differences are merely proof of the community’s dynamism. “One Love” also looks at how it is still possible to see points of convergence and collaboration despite differences.

If you are interested in participating you can register in this link:http://taskforcepride.blogspot.com/2010/11/registration-forms.html

For Organizations who have registered on-line:

• Send us a rough estimate of the number of members who will join the march on or before November 27, 2010.
• Send us a digital copy of your organization’s logo (in jpeg format and in high resolution) on or before November 27, 2010.
• Let us know whether your group will have a float and also the size of your float on or before November 27, 2010. You may use cars, pick-up trucks or jeepneys. But due to parking constraints, the use of vehicles bigger than a 6-wheeler truck is not allowed.
• Send a representative of your organization to the pre-Pride March General Assembly, which will be held on November 27, 2010.
• Bring a banner to identify your organization.
• Prepare a chant to make our march fun and festive, but please remember to respect other groups' beliefs, identities and expressions.
• Prepare parade paraphernalia such as rainbow flags, pom-poms, placards and others to make our parade colourful and alive. The use of recyclable materials is highly encouraged. The use of confetti is strongly discouraged by the Quezon City Government to keep the streets clean.
• Use of firecrackers or fireworks is not allowed.
• Do not bring, use or display firearms, explosive devices and other dangerous weapons.
• If there are children below the age of 18 years old joining your group, make sure that there are adults who are available and capable to ensure their safety and security.
• Please arrive early and approach the registration booth. Assembly time is 2:00 p.m. (1400 hrs) at Tomas Morato corner Scout Lozano (near BPI and Starbucks). The stage will be located at front of Zirkoh and Alba Restaurant.


For Individuals who have registered on-line:

• Please arrive early and approach the registration booth. Assembly time is 2:00 p.m. (1400 hrs) at Tomas Morato corner Scout Lozano (near BPI and Starbucks). The stage will be located at front of Zirkoh and Alba Restaurant.
• Please attend the the pre-Pride March General Assembly, which will be held on November 27, 2010.
• Bring your fanciest costume, or a mask in case you are not yet out.
• Do not bring, use or display firearms, explosive devices and other dangerous weapons.
• You will march together with the wonderful Task Force Pride Philippines team.

Details of Pre-Pride March General Assembly:

Venue: Carlos Albert Session Hall, 3rd Floor Legislative Wing, Quezon City Hall (use the center entrance)
Time: 1:00 p.m (1300 hrs)
Attendees: QC Agencies, ASP, representatives from participating organizations, TFP

Parade Route:

1. Start Point: Scout Lozano street corner Tomas Morato Avenue (stage area)
2. Tomas Morato Avenue
3. Left at Eugenio Loped Drive
4. Right at Scout Albano street
5. Left at Panay Avenue
6. Left at Timog Avenue
7. Right at Tomas Morato Avenue
8. End Point: Scout Lozano street corner Tomas Morato Avenue (stage area)

Directions Going to the Parade and Program Venue:

The assembly area and the program will take place along Tomas Morato Avenue near corner of Scout Lozano. Those who will be using public transportation, the following are the recommended directions:

From EDSA MRT Kamuning Station – a) Take a taxi or b) Ride a tricycle with the signage Barangay South Triangle and tell the driver to drop you off at Tomas Morato corner Scout Madrinan, and walk from that point to Scout Lozano.

From EDSA MRT Quezon Avenue Station – Ride a tricycle with the signage Barangay South Triangle and tell the driver to drop you off at Tomas Morato corner Timog, i.e. near the Boy Scouts Rotunda and Imperial Palace Hotel.

From EDSA corner Kamias Road – Ride a jeepney going to Pantranco/Welcome Rotonda and alight at McDonalds near corner Roces Avenue.

From Timog Avenue corner Quezon Avenue – Ride a jeepney going to Project 2 and 3, and alight at Tomas Morato.

Contact Information:

If you have further queries or to send the necessary information such as list of participants, organization’s logo and information the float, feel free to contact Ryan Silverio, Co-coordinator for Membership and Participation (ryansilverio@gmail.com / taskforcepride@gmail.com / 0927-4783918) or visit http://www.taskforcepride.blogspot.com
See you at the parade!

Yours truly,
Task Force Pride Philippines

Source:

http://rainbowbloggersphils.blogspot.com/

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