Bahagsari UPM refers to the University of the Philippines Manila’s official university-wide LGBTQIA+ organization. They recently announced the virtual launch of UP Manila Pride this May 5, 2021.
Bahagsari UPM launches UP Manila Pride to Make May Gay this 2021
UP Manila Pride aims to unite the UPM community to celebrate pride, diverse identities, and unity. They also set to educate students, faculty members, and employees on the current situation of gender minorities, especially the LGBTQIA+ community. This also sets to make an inclusive call for human rights. Aside from that, this will also promote grassroots causes and unite UPM organizations towards a call of intersectional equality.
Among the scheduled events for UP, Manila Pride include the Opening Program on May 5, Online Pride Rally on May 6, and Pride Solidarity Program on May 8. UP Manila Pride also includes Rainbow Speaks, a series of educational talks. Such as So G for SOGIESC on May 5, Intersectional Feminism & LGBTQIA+ Activism on May 7, Queer Health amidst the Pandemic on May 12, and Queer Storytelling and Representation in Media on May 19.
RAINBOW SPEAKS: INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM & LGBT+ACTIVISM
SO G FOR SOGIESC!
Vice President Leni Robredo, Tin Madlangbayan, Rey Valmores-Salinas, Atty. Jazz Tamayo, Watson Vergara, Dr. Mikee Inton-Campbell, Nica Del Rosario, and Dolly Dulu. They will also include among the esteemed solidarity and talk speakers for the upcoming celebration. Catch dazzling performances from local drag queens. Of course, this would include Mrs. Tan and Moi, UPM Indayog Dance Varsity. Aside from that, it would also include Nursing Artists’ Corps, UPM Dramatista, UPM Beau, UP-MOrg, and Camp Synergy.
Aloe Ynion, Organizing Committee Head for Externals, says:
“The past year has extremely affected all of us. Especially those in the marginalized and vulnerable communities. And, the UP Manila Pride team, along with its over 50 sponsors, partners, speakers, and performers brings more color, joy, and awareness this May by preparing programs in line with the theme: One UPM For Human Rights. We are inviting you with much enthusiasm to Make May Gay this year and promote diversity, inclusivity, and equality as we celebrate UP Manila Pride. We welcome everyone as we fight against systemic oppression because Pride is and will always be a protest.”
Register now at bit.ly/hiSOGIE and bit.ly/hiACTIVISM. For additional updates regarding UP Manila Pride 2021, check out their Facebook, Twitter page, or contact them through their email address: email@example.com.
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