Visiting the 2009 Manila Pride March was a hugely positive experience. As you can see from the pics, the parade was full of energy and color. Many thanks to all the members of the Philippines LGBT community who have made the experience so welcoming.
Even before the march, we’d been in contact with several individuals that helped us get connected with the community. One of these persons was Bruce Portugal Amoroto, a gay activist living in Manila. Bruce is the President-Coordinator of the Philippine Forum on Sports, Culture, Sexuality and Human Rights (TEAM PILIPINAS), Vice President of the Gay and Lesbian Asia Pacific Sport Association (GLISA Asia Pacific), and a member of the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA) International Board of Directors. And, most recently Bruce has been kind enough to answer some questions I posed him about TEAM PILIPINAS, the “I Am Not Immoral” project, and his thoughts on this year’s pride parade.Click here to read Bruce Amoroto’s interview