Fil-Ams continue fight for LGBT equality at NYC Pride Parade

NEW YORK CITY – With same-sex marriage now legalized in 50 states, the New York Pride Parade is the happiest place to celebrate love and equality.

The 2015 New York City Pride Parade turned into a huge wedding march to celebrate marriage equality.

Marcher Ray Diaz said, “It’s huge, it’s historic. When I heard about it I started crying. You know, I have an opportunity to get married, it’s an option for me.”

It’s the biggest pride event with more than 22,000 marchers and about 2 million spectators.

After all, New York City is the birthplace of LGBT Pride. Forty-four years ago it started as the Christopher Street Liberation Day – a political statement to commemorate the Stonewall riots that launched the gay rights movement.

Marcher Phillip Chung also known as “The Empress” said, “It’s a great victory, not just for the LGBT community for the human community!”

Today, at the helm of organizing the NYC Pride Parade is Filipino American Chris Martin who has been in charge of volunteers for ten years now.

“The best part about my volunteers is it’s 50 percent straight. It’s amazing.  There’s so many straight people who just want to do this because they do really believe in the cause,” Martin said.

After the celebrations, members and advocates say they will be back on their toes to continue their fight for LGBTQ rights and equality.

“There are absolutely many more fights to happen. Like in the US, there are 30 states where you can still be fired for being gay,” Pride volunteer George Sycip said.

Transgender rights advocate Geena Rocero, who marched with the Hillary For America Team, says the next conversation should focus on the most marginalized groups of the community – the transgender people of color.

Rocero said, “As long as there are kids of transgender experience being kicked out their house. If you’re transgender of color and your life expectancy is 35 years old, the health care access – all those intersecting identities and components that affect and prevent a transgender person to live and thrive in society. We are far from over.”

Pride marchers here believe this victory is not just for the LGBT community, but it’s a victory for Love and Equality, and most importantly it’s a victory for all of America.

You can contact Don Tagala at don_tagala@abs-cbn.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • JRB
    30 June 2015 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Why do you Filipinos like to show the world how dumb you all look? Look people don’t try to act like as true Americans because you all look dumb. Gays is sick people that don’t know what is right what is wrong. When I was growing up my parents said gays wasn’t like us they was sick in the head. I have a brother a Doctor and he said that while he was in medical school he learned that the gays was sick people. So let them go do what they think is right like having same sex acts in the bedroom.

    • Arbi
      30 June 2015 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      oh come on, be nice to Noz and Enigma, let them enjoy and celebrate…….

      • noz
        30 June 2015 at 8:08 pm - Reply

        SICKO CAPON SUCKER ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL IS SUFFERING FROM BUTT HOLE IMPACTION, USING HIS OBOBOCARE IN THE ER. THIS ADMITTED MARICON ILLEGAL ALIEN IS THE SUPPORTER OF HIS LOVERBOY OBOBO’S SAME SEX MARRIAGE, MUST BE THROWN BACK IN THE SEWER OF HIS BANANA NATION. HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE AT YOU A$$HOLE…………

        • jose
          3 July 2015 at 3:34 pm - Reply

          Hey Nozi, Obamacare and same sex marriage are law of the land, whether you and I like it or not, decided by conservative majority supreme court judges! That must have been a stab in your anus. To disrespect or to disregard he law is to be a non law abiding citizen, illegal citizen of America. You, Nozi, are illegal citizen of America! You better hide and perform anal inversion at once! Go hide in your ass now!

          • noz
            3 July 2015 at 4:35 pm -

            THAT’S WHAT YOU THINK ASSHAT, AS IF YOU WON THE FIGHT. THE FIGHT ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE HAVE JUST BEGAN, THE SAME WAY THE FIGHT FOR ABORTIONS DID BEGIN SINCE 1973. THE CLERK FROM TEXAS WHO REFUSED TO GIVE MARRIAGE LICENSE TO SAME SEX MARRIAGE FILED THE LAWSUIT ON THE GROUND OF STRONG RELIGIOUS BELIEF, A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. THE SCOTUS DECISION ON SAME SEX MARRIAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY WAS TOO TAINTED, EXPOSED THE JUDGES LIKE GINSBURG HAVE PERFORMED MANY SAME SEX MARRIAGES, KAGEN IS AN ALL OUT OF THE CLOSET LESBIAN, WHILE SOTOMAYER, ONCE MARRIED IS A CLOSET LESBIAN. THESE THREE SHOULD HAVE EXCUSED THEMSELVES, SINCE NO MATTER WHAT AGAINST ARGUMENTS, NONE OF THE ARGUMENTS WERE WEIGHED IN FAIRLY WITH THE PREJUDGMENTS IN FORMING OPINIONS BY THESE THREE SHADY SCOTUS JUDGES. THERE ARE 33 STATES AGAINST SAME SEX MARRIAGE, EVEN CA HAVE VOTED IN REFERENDUM OF AGAINST SAME SEX MARRIAGE.

            OBOBOCARE WILL JUST NATURALLY DIE BY ITSELF. THE FREELOADERS LIKE YOU, WHO IS ALSO AN ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL THIEF ARE ALL CELEBRATING AS WHAT WAS TAUGHT BY OBOBO OF FREE IS GOOD, UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE NATIONS THAT WILL LEND TRILLIONS TO THE USA, SINCE AMERICA TECHNICALLY DON’T EVEN HAVE A DIME, JUST LIKE GREECE. SO GET YOUR F–K UP BULLCRAPS THE SCOTUS RULINGS ARE NOTHING BUT INTERPRETATIONS OF THE WRITTEN FLAWED LAWS, WHICH AGAIN THESE SOCIALISTS / COMMUNISTS SCOTUS JUDGES HAVE PROVEN, THEY COULDN’T CARE LESS ON THE FACTS THAT AMERICA IS BROKE WITH 20TRILLION OR MORE DEBT TO CHINA BY 2016, WHICH IS THE LEGACY OF OBOBO, THE DESTROYER OF THE USA.

          • jose
            3 July 2015 at 5:56 pm -

            The Chinese is about to invade the USA! Go do your anal inversion now and hide in your anus!

          • noz
            3 July 2015 at 7:22 pm -

            COPYCAT, CRIMINAL ILLEGAL ALIEN THIEF IS THAT YOUR COPIED REBUTT?. I WAS THE FIRST TO POINT OUT TO YOU, YOUR MOUTH IS FULL OF BUTT HOLE BODY WASTE, BC YOU CAN’T STOP STICKING YOUR BRAINLESS HEAD TO YOUR OWN TAIL END, A$$HOLE…………

      • noz
        30 June 2015 at 8:33 pm - Reply

        WHY DON’T YOU TRY TO END YOUR OWN MISERY OF HAVING AIDS, BY SELF WREAK IS YOUR FORTE, GO FOR IT FOOL FAGGY. HEEEEEEEEEEEE EHEHEH…………

        • Arbi
          1 July 2015 at 5:38 am - Reply

          please give us a chance to help you, we still have plenty of rooms for psychotic like you, our concern is you can be also a treat to yourself, its not too late to sign up the Obamacare, remember you can keep your own doctors if you wish too…….

          • noz
            1 July 2015 at 11:16 am -

            YOUR OBOBOCARE IS GOING TO BE BANKRUPTED, BEFORE YOU CAN BE TREATED WITH YOUR HOMO DISEASE AKA AIDS. IN SHORT YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO BE CUT SHORT WHICH IS THE BEST OBOBOCARE CAN OFFER TO ALL OF THE HOMOS ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINALS, LIKE YOU, AND YOUR COMPADRES OBOBOCARE IS LIKE A SELF CLEANING OVEN, GETTING RID OF HOMO ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIMINAL PESTS. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AT YOU ASSHAT HOMOM…………

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