Monday, 29 July 2013

Tagum’s Gay Summit formally opens

Mayor Allan L. Rellon recognizes the vital contribution of the gay community 
in Tagum City’s progress and development during the opening ceremony 
of the 1st Tagum City Gay Summit last July 29, 2013 held at the city’s 
Freedom Stage. Photo by Gleiza Delgado of CIO Tagum
It's happening! 37 Colorful costumes with headdress, an exquisite display of raw gay talents and fun marked the opening day of this city’s first-ever Gay Summit last July 29, 2013 which aims to highlight the role of the gay sector in the community.

The City Government of Tagum under the leadership of Mayor Allan L. Rellon, in line with his EAGLE WINGS program, threw full support to the festival as a way of extoling  the gay community in the city.

In his message of support, Mayor Rellon stressed the need to sustain the city’s festivals like the Gay Summit as he believes that this become an avenue to achieve, unite and recognize each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

 Mayor Rellon assured the Tagumeños to preserve this partnership for the incoming festivals as well as to embrace opportunities, skills, talents and creativity in all aspects to achieve positive changes which his administration advocates.

Mayor Rellon said the gay community has a big part of the success in the city that they should not be criticized but instead they must be embraced in the social order.

“We count you as our partner in Tagum’s progress and development,” Mayor Rellon said.

Harmonized by the festival’s theme Embrace, Encourage, Empower, the three-day festival aims to celebrate the so-called gay power, raise awareness against discrimination, and to foster unity among them.

Highlighting this year’s summit is the Gay Summit Queen search and the Palarong Pambakla happening on July 30. The group will also conduct a feeding program and a variety show dubbed as the GayMazing Show on July 31, 2013.

The Tagum City Gay Summit is organized by the Tagum City Tourism Office and the Tagum City Gay Association, Inc.

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