In line with the month -long celebration of the Magayon Festival 2019 Albayano LGBT’s gathered to celebrate the Magayon LGBT Day organized by the Provincial Government of Albay under the dynamic and innovative leadership of Gov. Al Francis Bichara through the Provincial Youth Development Office (PYDO) headed by Mr. Rhondon C. Ricafort at the Peñaranda Park, Legazpi City.
During the said event a series of free and confidential HIV screenings were conducted by volunteers and representatives from the Gentlemen Bicol, and an advocacy group that aims to fight HIV and AIDS by empowering individuals and communities through sexual and reproductive health education. Eight (8) delegations coming from the different cities and municipalities of Albay participated in the Albay Pride Parade which started from the Bicol University Grounds to Peñaranda Park showcasing LGBT beauties and talents. Delegates from Guinobatan, Albay performed their intermission number upon arrival at the venue as they were recognized for having the biggest delegation. Hence, the LGBT’s had also participated in the LGBT Night and Showdown making it one of the highlights of the event.