It’s Sunday evening and I just got up. I ended up going to the Pride celebration this year in Malate. There was the usual crowd, booze, music, and fun that is associated with Gay Pride parties. I wore all white – which is the Manila tradition for Pride. Unfortunately – I can count with my fingers – the number of people who did the same thing. Why call it the white party if people are no longer wearing white?
San Miguel – Our Friend
For those who are wondering why white is the color of Pride in Manila – instead of the more obvious pink color. This is really a symbolism of the presence of all colors. You know that the rainbow is associated with LGBT movement – if you’re a geek like me you will know that when you combine all these colors --- you end up with White. The presence of all colors – symbolizes diversity. Diversity that I am happy to say most of us in this community are embracing more and more.
It was a fun night --- but I did end up losing my money clip in the club Bed. It didn’t dampen my spirits – since I did choose 1 credit card and 1 ATM card and little cash before going to Malate. Both of these I cancelled promptly.
It’s still Sunday – so the weekend is not over. Let me greet everyone Happy Pride!
San Miguel – still Standing as Sunshine Dizon rises after the party