Even during the midst of a pandemic, LGBTQ+ Pride still finds a way to be boldly seen and heard.
As the much-anticipated Pride marches and events for the month of June have been cancelled, various LGBTQ+ communities and organizations in the country have turned to the online world to celebrate their colorful parades and protest for equal rights and greater gender visibility.
This 2020, Globe Telecom, along with other technology leaders, is partnering with Pride@Tech to #Recreate #Pride2020. #Pride 2020 will bring the spirit of pride online, making the occasion even more accessible and safer for everyone to celebrate at home.
“Globe has always been a champion in supporting programs that promote inclusivity and equality in our society. This year, Globe is teaming up with Pride@Tech and we couldn’t be happier to lend our support again in amplifying the voices and concerns of the LGBTQ+ community not just in the streets, but this time in online spaces as well,” says Globe Vice President for Marketing Services Hub Jennifer Echevarria.
Through the online platform, “Pride March From Home: United for COVID Relief”, all LGBTQ+ members and allies are invited to join in on a virtual pride march for equality. The event is set to be officially launched on June 27 at 3 p.m for the benefit of LGBTQ+ communities who are badly affected by the pandemic.
Interested Pride-goers from all over the world can participate in the Pride event by registering at www.marchforpride.com, where they can create their own rainbow-colored virtual route. They can also share the call to #PrideMarchFromHome on social media.
The platform also houses a donation drive via iVolunteer, the Philippines’ first volunteer portal, where all proceeds will support LGBTQ+ communities. Here Globe subscribers can donate to iVolunteer through the Globe Rewards App or the GCash mobile wallet app.
“During such difficult times, Filipinos have proven that technology can be harnessed to do much social good,” says GCash CEO, Martha Sazon “With this year’s Pride march, we wanted to help in creating opportunities for people to band together in solidarity and extend the needed help from the safety of their homes through online apps.”
Globe is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and is committed to support events and implement meaningful programs focused on 10 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For Globe, collaborating with LGBTQ+ organizations, further promotes SDG No 5 – gender equality, diversity, and inclusion within and outside of the workplace. In fact, recently in February, Globe has allowed its employees to declare their same-sex legal spouse as qualified dependents and beneficiaries for employee health and insurance benefits.
To know more about how to donate by earning and redeeming points, download the Globe Rewards App or visit https://www.globe.com.ph/help/rewards.html. To donate through GCash, download the app from the Apple Store or Play Store.