TRANSGENDERS MARCH FOR LGBT RIGHTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Some 65 transgender people paraded in a park in Quezon City, Philippines on Sunday to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transgenders.
Participants walked the two-kilometre (1.2 mile) route in resplendent evening gowns with extravagant head pieces and big smiles before awards were handed out for the best dressed.
The International Day against Homophobia and Transgenders marks the date that homosexuality was removed from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.
But Soxy Topacio, the chairman of the Quezon City Pride Council, said more work needs to be done to ensure equality for gay, lesbian and transgender people.