Kaisa ako ng LGBTQIA+ community sa pagdiriwang ng Pride Month.
Throughout the years, the LGBTQIA+ community provided shelter to the oppressed, a voice to the marginalized, and a family to the isolated.
Despite this, challenges persist: Mula sa lack of employment opportunities and access to healthcare services, hanggang sa iba’t ibang anyo ng violence at discrimination sa public and virtual spaces, napakarami pang kailangang isulong to truly establish an atmosphere of acceptance and genuine equality for all.
That is why today and beyond this month-long celebration, we are called to intensify our efforts.
Ang layunin natin: Isang lipunan kung saan lahat nasisilungan, lahat natutulungan, lahat naaaruga, anuman ang kasarian o katayuan sa buhay.
Kung saan niyayakap ang LGBTQIA+ bilang kapwa tao who have the same rights and dignity, and that deserve the same love, respect and acceptance as everyone else.
May we continue to deepen the ties that bind us as a nation and strengthen our collective resolve to build a fairer, humane, truly equitable society.
Muli, Happy Pride Month sa lahat!