UP Pride 2018: Tumitindig, Tumitindi
About the Event
The University of the Philippines Diliman celebrates human rights and gender equality for the LGBTQ+ community with UP Pride 2018: Tumitindig, Tumitindi on September 11 to 19, 2018.
UP Pride is the annual Pride celebration for the LGBTQ+ community of the University of the Philippines Diliman. It has been held since 2008 as an avenue to elevate the voices and concerns of LGBTQ+ people within and beyond the university and has become an official UP Diliman event since 2016.
Now on its 11th year of celebration, UP Pride 2018: Tumitindig, Tumitindi is organized by UP Babaylan, in partnership with the UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (UPD OVCSA); the UP Diliman University Student Council (UPD USC); the UP Diliman Office of Student Activities (UPD OSA); the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UP CWGS); the UPD Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment (UPD OASH); and with other organizations to further promote acceptance within, and even outside of, the University. For the past six years, more than 1,000 people have participated in each highly-anticipated UP Pride March.
UP Pride March 2018
The highlight of UP Pride 2018 is the UP Pride March, where LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies, gather to celebrate pride and diversity in the University of the Philippines Diliman, on September 19, 2018 (Wednesday), from 3 PM to 6 PM at the Oblation Plaza (Quezon Hall). The 11th UP Pride March is open to all, with the passage of the SOGIE Equality Bill as its primary campaign.
UP Pride Concert 2018
Culminating UP Pride 2018: Tumitindig Tumitindi is the Pride Concert on September 19, 2018 (Wednesday), 6 PM onwards at the Melchor Hall Steps. The Pride Concert features performances from celebrated LGBTQ+ artists and allies, such as Frenchie Dy, Radha, Rose Velasquez, Zsaris, among others.
‘Tumitindig, Tumitindi ’
UP Pride 2018: Tumitindig, Tumitindi campaigns for the passage of the SOGIE Equality Bill, a national anti-discrimination bill (ADB), into law, and affirms the call to action of the LGBTQ+ community: Ipagpatuloy ang pagtindig at patindihin ang pakikipaglaban tungo sa pagkakapantay-pantay. It has been 18 years since the first ADB was drafted, and the Philippine government has repeatedly failed to recognize the importance of a law that protects its citizens from discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression (SOGIE) and upholds their right to self-discrimination. ‘Tumitindig, Tumitindi’ encourages the UP community to take a united stand for human rights and gender equality; resist the pressure to waver and lose hope in our advocacy; and persist in the struggle against SOGIE-based discrimination.
For more details, please send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Laine Pardilla at 0945 495 7596. You may also visit facebook.com/uppride.