PHLPost Has Come Out With an LGBTQ+ Stamp for V-Day
Plus, check out all the other stamps they made for 2020's day of hearts!
(SPOT.ph) Sure, there's a fun little jolt you get whenever you see a notif from crushie, but nothing will ever beat the joy of receiving an actual, physical letter from a loved one. And as the Philippine Postal Corporation recently proved with their new stamps, snail mail can still be a part of the changing times. The Philippines' central postal service has released four special stamps under the name, "Valentine’s Day 2020—The Love We Deserve," and it celebrates all kinds of love, including one stamp that carries the Pride flag and declares "Love Knows No Gender."
The Pride flag stamp "indicates that Love has no sexuality, race, skin tone, color or gender," said the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost). Each of the stamps follow a different creed for a different kind of love: One for nature, country, and self, with designs by PHLPost graphic artist Irma Jane Junio.
We know this isn't the usual romantic drivel (as some bitter souls may say—not excluding ourselves) you see on Valentine's Day, but PHLPost intentionally moved away from the typical understanding of love. Instead, these stamps "touch on subjects the public—especially the youth—can both relate to and reflect on."
So break out your special stationary and calligraphy pens (or scratch paper and crayons, why not) and pour your heart out! You can get these stamps at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, and at all other Post Offices in Metro Manila for P12 each.