Metro Manila Pride 2020 canceled over coronavirus fears

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'Whether on the streets or in our homes, Pride must live on in each of us and in our solidarity within and outside the LGBTQI+ sector,' the organizer Metro Manila Pride says
MANILA, Philippines – "We may not fill the streets but we will still be as loud and as proud in as many digital channels as possible."

The Metro Manila Pride March 2020 – the biggest annual gathering of the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community – has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizer Metro Manila Pride announced on Monday night, May 11.

"After careful consideration, the annual Metro Manila Pride and Festival scheduled for June 27 will not continue as originally planned," Metro Manila Pride said.

The organization said the "scale of gathering can bring unnecessary risks to public health and might further burden our…
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