Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Thursday announced that the city will once again host Pride PH’s Pride Festival with the theme “Love, Laban: A Celebration of the Fight for Love in All Forms and Ways.”
In keeping with her commitment to make Quezon City the City of Inclusivity, she expressed full support to Pride PH and its Pride Festival set on June 24 at the Quezon Memorial Circle.
“We are grateful that we have the local government of Quezon City as one of the biggest allies of the LGBTQIA+ community. This is the second year that the local government of Quezon City has welcomed us into their home. And we have been blessed to have the support of Mayor Joy, who has been a consistent genuine ally of the community since day one,” Miss Trans Global 2020 and lead convener of Pride PH Mela Habijan said.
Pride PH, one of the broadest networks of LGBTQIA+ individuals and organizations, is the organizer of QC’s Pride Festival.
The Pride Festival is a one-day event that celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community through three major activities: Pride Expo, Pride March, and Pride Night.
“More than a celebration, the Pride Festival is a call to end the discrimination, hate and prejudice among members of the LGBTQIA+. We are holding this activity not because this sector is seeking special treatment. Rather, what they long for is simply a halt to the undeserved ill treatment and denial of opportunities they continue to suffer from,” Belmonte said.