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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Redesigned LGBTQIA+ Rainbow Flag with Black and Brown Stripes 2018

New LGBT Flag

The new rainbow flag is about to fly, with the 2018 Pride March scheduled for June 30 at the Marikina Sports Center.

Graphic designer Daniel Quasar has added a five-colored chevron to the LGBT Rainbow Flag to place a greater emphasis on "inclusion and progression".

The flag includes black and brown stripes to represent marginalized LGBT communities of color, along with the colors pink, light blue and white, which are used on the Transgender Pride Flag.
In addition to the black and brown stripes – it also represents those living with AIDS, and those no longer living – introducing the colors used on the Transgender Pride Flag.

The yearly event is held to empower the local LGBTQIA+ community, create a safe space for its members, and urging for anti-discrimination.

Last June 24, 2017, Pride March saw a turnout of an estimated 7,700 people – including actress Nora Aunor and Senator Risa Hontiveros – who came to celebrate under the event’s theme, “Here Together,” which focused on solidarity among the LGBTQIA+ community and its allies.

Aside from a parade where people donned their most colorful rainbow outfits, there were also booths that provided free HIV testing, as well as free condoms to encourage safe sex within the community.
For the year 2018, the Pride March theme is “Rise Up Together.”

In line with this, Metro Manila Pride has called for help to fund the P530,110 needed to successfully mount this year’s event.

According to the group, the amount will cover expenses for staging and equipment, food and drinks for volunteers from security personnel to performers, utilities, and other supplies such as volunteer shirts, wristbands, signages, and a pride guide.

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