A 13-year-old Schools Us on Why Pride March Is as Relevant as Ever

We should learn more about respect.

Kelsey with mom Cha Roque at the annual Metro Manila Pride March


(SPOT.ph) Metro Manila has been joining the world's annual Pride March since June 1994 with its first ever location at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. LGBTQ+s and allies hold this peaceful protest in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall Riot, a series of demonstrations following the police raids of the New York gay club. It is regarded as the impetus for modern LGBTQ+ movement and the rest, as they say, is history.



Fast forward to 2017, the Metro Manila Pride March brought the fight all the way to Marikina City on June 24. One of the 7,500-strong crowd is 13-year-old Kelsey, daughter of lesbian filmmaker Cha Roque. At such a young age, she knows more about respect (and basic human decency) than (probably) the rest of us. Here are some of the reasons why she attends the annual Pride March and why it’s as relevant as ever.













And to all those who argue that being raised by LGBTQ+ parents is a bad thing, here's what Kelsey has to say:



Mic drop!


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