Manila shows LGBT community love with rainbow pedestrian lane


Posted at Oct 23 2019 09:29 AM


MANILA — The Manila government painted a rainbow pedestrian lane near its city hall before dawn on Monday to show the LGBT community that they would be considered in the city's policies, Mayor Isko Moreno said. 

The pedestrian lane is located at the corner of Arroceros and Natividad streets, a busy intersection that leads to the recently renovated Liwasang Bonifacio and is near a mall, he noted. 

"Pinangako ko sa (I promised the) LGBT society that we just want to show you in our own little way how sensitive we are with your plight ," Moreno said in a Facebook video. 

"We want to make you feel that you are part of the society with regard to the policy of the city government of Manila," he added. 

Moreno said he planned to have more rainbow pedestrian lanes in the city ahead of a pride march next year.

Report from Jekki Pascual, ABS-CBN News