KIARA LAUREN IBANEZ/BENJAMIN CUARESMA
Individuals cross a pedestrian lane with rainbow colors, which represents the LGBTQ (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer) community, in front of Fort Santiago and Rajah Sulayman Theater in Intramuros.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso recently signed Ordinance No. 8695 or the Manila Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) Community Protection Ordinance, which aims to eliminate “any and all forms of discrimination against LGBTQI solely on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression” or SOGIE. (AI/FC/MTVN)