These times might be beset with a crisis, but it doesn't mean we can't keep waving our rainbow flag fighting for Pride. It is, after all, a protest, which will continue to stay the same until injustice, discrimination, and oppression of the members of the LGBTQIA+ community are quashed. Until our queer folks are not simply tolerated, but embraced.
Despite social distancing, there are still many ways we can "come together" safely and fight for equality. Below are some ideas to culminate Pride Month with a bang!
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Ever wondered how those rainbow-themed pastries on Pinterest are done? Try doing it yourself by baking your own PRIDE cupcake—just follow this dessert recipe from Cakeshop by Sonja!
BL series are becoming a local hit these days, following the success of 2gether from Thailand. If you're a fan of the genre, go ahead and catch Hello, Stranger! Starring hunky Tony Labrusca and newbie JC Alcantara, it tells a modern story of serendipitous love between young gay men!
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Let the music take your mind—and why not by jamming out to LGBTQIA+ Pride tunes? Start with Jake Zyrus' new Star Music single "Love Even If!"
Hitting two birds with one stone, support independent LGBTQ-friendly brands like The Original Baked California Roll by Mimi Qiu!
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Lend a helping hand to our queer friends in need by donating to a cause like Lazada Philippines' #PrideForGood that will benefit the entire community.
Megaworld, which owns many of the country's grandest properties, "reignited" its solidarity with online and offline events. Follow its social media and support its weekly talks about acceptance and love in collaboration with Love Yourself.
To those who still want to literally "march" for the cause, do so with your smartphone. Recreating what Propel Manila has initiated last year, open your Google Maps, enter your walking route, take a screenshot of it, and trace the route using any color of the rainbow. Share it on social media with the hashtag #MarchTogetherPH!
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