“People should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity” – that’s the proud motto of our team, Manila Dragons, as we celebrated the annual Gay Pride last June 25.

The celebration of life, love and freedom is not just about parades and partying. For us, PADDLING our way through liberty gives us a sense of belongingness to a community and to the world.

Manila Dragons hopes to spread hope and positivity in a sport dominated around straight privilege and so by achieving this event, we will rise to the challenge that everyone, and i mean EVERYONE, regardless of their sexual orientation is welcome to any sport!