June is the time to celebrate all things Pride. To help get you in the rainbow spirit, the non-profit organization Pride PH is holding a festival, titled "Love Laban," on June 24.
The all-day event aims to honor the LGBTQ+ community with vibrant and uplifting performances from 10 a.m. on June 24 to 12 midnight on June 25 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.
Pride PH on May 24 took to social media to share the list of influencers, artists, and drag queens attendees can look forward to during its Love Laban festival.
Sassa Gurl @Itssassagurl
Paul Pablo @ItsPaulPablo
Nica del Rosario @nicadelrosario
PridePH Feastival 2023
June 24, 2023, QC Memorial Circle
10AM - 12MN
Spearheaded by Quezon City Government and #PridePH#LoveLaban #OnePride pic.twitter.com/BYpnq0nvNW— Pride PH (@tfpridePH) May 29, 2023
The event's colorful lineup includes TikTok comedians Sassa Gurl, Fonzi, and AC Soriano. They are joined by Drag Race Philippines winner Precious Paula Nicole and fellow contestants Lady Morgana, Minty Fresh, Maria Christina, Pura Luka Vega, as well as Drag Den Philippines champion Naia.
Meanwhile, queer folks and allies can spend the day jamming to singers Paul Pablo, Nica del Rosario, Peabo, Silas, Raven Heyres, and Lance, or get in the groove with DJ Ayel Mari and dance groups Femme MNL and TFX.
Adding more sparkle to the lineup are actors Markki Stroem, Phi Palmos, Adrian Lindayag, Drei Arias, Christian Antolin, as well as master voguer House of Mizrahi.
Since Pride Month is all about inclusivity, Pride PH's "Love Laban" festival is open to all folks at no cost.
The event coincides with the Metro Manila Pride March happening on June 24 in Makati.