All sorts of people — rich and poor, gay and straight, discreet and overt, etc. — joined the Pride March 2007 in Malate, Manila.

Twas not about violating public morals. Twas not about pushing the limits. Twas about reminding the nation that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people are people too, and that the quest for equal treatment under the law continues.

No one is demanding same-sex marriages, but the simplest and most basic human rights to be recognized and respected, regardless of sexual orientation.

As a tribute to the many who marched today, here are more photos: