Pride month celebrations are back and more inspiring than ever
Being who we authentically are is always a call for celebration. Pride marches have been a long-standing tradition, and Filipinos have done nothing but go over the top in celebrating our truest and most authentic selves. From multicolored makeup, hilariously witty signs and slogans, to drag ensembles from head to toe–it’s never a Pride march without the extravagance of it all. However, the unforeseeable events of 2020 put the worldwide festivities to a screeching halt, making the LGBTQ+ community encounter a Pride month like no other. But this year, the Pride celebration in the Philippines is taking on a new, disruptive experience as TikTok is making sure we would still get to creatively celebrate and speak our truth with the social media application’s #ForYourPride movement.
dance dance lang hehe we’re in the middle of pride month and u deserve to be loved. and i def feel the love from Akimbo and Converse ❤️ dc??♬ original sound – B TRAP ?
It’s more than just rainbows and butterflies
Through this campaign, we are all free to be ourselves in every TikTok content we make without having to worry about any kind of judgement. The powerful global platform is opening their arms wide as they invite us all to fill everyone else in on what pride really means to us. We can share our #ForYourPride pledges by creating videos and stories that showcase our representation of pride in our lives, whether it’s through dance, education, love, art, and so much more. What’s even better is this campaign is not just for those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community, but for allies as well because showing support should always go beyond just including a rainbow emoji on our social media bios.
Amplified pride and diversity
With the help of TikTok’s Pride month campaign, we will all be empowered to freely share our experiences even more. Even notable TikTok creators like Dora Dorado and Niel Esteban have been exuding Pride in their own unique ways such as Q&As and comedic posts that represent their truest selves. And through the release of these loud and proud content, a great number of users will also feel the welcoming support from people in different walks of life, encouraging them to join the movement for themselves and for others.
pa sweet lang♬ SZAS VERSE KISS ME MORE – ✨ SZA FANPAGE ✨
Show your love for the LGBTQ+ community by joining TikTok and their #ForYourPride campaign this Pride month–and every month after that. You can download the app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.