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TACLOBAN CITY – Naging agaw atensyon ang pedestrian lane sa bayan ng San Julian, Eastern Samar matapos itong pinturahan ng kulay bahaghari sa kanilang national highway.

Ayon sa San Julian Pride Advocacy Group Inc., ang naturang hakbang ay bilang bahagi ng Pride month.

Ipinapakita rin ng naturang pride crosswalk ang pagtanggap ng naturang bayan sa mga miyembro ng LGBTQ community.

“This Pride crosswalk signifies our oneness with the rest of the world in celebrating Pride Month, that we are part of a bigger diverse community. It is a strong assertion of our LGBT+ identity in our rural setting – that we will not be rendered invisible, we will see and will be seen; we will not be silenced, we will amplify our voice; we will not be set aside, we will claim our equal place at the table,” ayon sa grupo.

Kasabay nito, nanawagan naman ang naturang grupo sa agarang pagpasa ng sexual orientation at gender identity and expression equality bill na nakabinbin pa sa Senado.

“This Pride crosswalk is our welcoming embrace to the LGBT+ people of Eastern Samar and everywhere that San Julian is a safe space by the implementation of our municipal Anti-Discrimination Ordinance (ADO) that we determinedly lobbied. Its location on a national highway signifies that this Pride crosswalk does not belong only to San Julian Pride or our municipality – it transcends our local geographic boundaries.”