Nadine Lustre and Iza Calzado took the streets on Saturday to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community as they celebrate Pride month.
Together with transgender car enthusiast Angelina Mead King and celebrity photographer BJ Pascual, the actresses braved the rain to "Resist Together", the theme this year, in the 2019 Metro Manila Pride March held in Marikina City.
LOOK: Iza Calzado, Nadine Lustre, Angela Mead King waving to everyone despite the drizzle. pic.twitter.com/OmCvpZ6C5J— MJ Felipe (@mjfelipe) June 29, 2019
Prior to hitting the road, Iza posted on social media to appreciate her family and friends from the LGBTQIA+ sector for the influence they had have on her life.
"Growing up, I was surrounded by LGBTQ people mostly because my father was in showbiz and we used to send entertainers to Japan, most of whom were fabulously gay! To this day I recognize that my life will not be as beautiful and colorful if not for the energy of my LGBTQ+ family and friends," she wrote.
"I wish to see the day that you will get the same rights and privileges that I enjoy. To the community that has literally given me life, Mabuhay kayo at maraming salamat! Kaisa ninyo ako! ILYSM!," she added.
Aside from Nadine and Iza, Binibining Pilipinas 2019 Supranational Resham Saeed and model Michelle Dee also joined the march. Meanwhile, Asia's Phoenix Morissette Amon performed at the pre-parade ceremonies by singing her own rendition of Mariah Carey's "Can't Take That Away", which she dedicated to her gay friends, family, and fans.
LOOK: Binibining Pilipinas 2019 Supranational Resham Saeed here at Marikina Pride March 2019. pic.twitter.com/qLu7FASeYv— MJ Felipe (@mjfelipe) June 29, 2019
WATCH: Snippet of Morissette's performance of 'Cant Take That Away' during the pre-parade ceremonies of Pride2019 here in Marikina City. pic.twitter.com/Xk7H2plNPG— MJ Felipe (@mjfelipe) June 29, 2019
Estimating around 70,000 attendees, almost thrice the number of its participants last year, the 2019 Metro Manila Pride March continues to hold the record as the oldest and biggest Pride demonstration in Southeast Asia.