July 23, 2024

Thundr PH and Cordillera Pride Community Leaders (CPCL) kicked off Pride Month by formalizing a partnership aimed at fostering acceptance and inclusivity for the older LGBTQIA+ community in the Cordillera.

The collaboration represents a pivotal moment in the ongoing effort to make the Cordilleras a welcoming and inclusive destination for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong administered the oath of office to the newly appointed officers of the Cordillera Pride Community.

GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP — The officers of the Cordillera Pride Community Leaders and representatives of Thunder PH has forged a groundbreaking partnership in the promotion of the welfare of the members of two groups who paid courtesy call at City Hall recently. Earlier, the officers of the CPCL also took their oath of office. — Contributed photo

Thundr PH, the first-ever community app designed specifically for LGBTQIA+ individuals aged 35 and older in the Philippines, focuses on creating a safe space for meaningful connections, whether romantic or platonic.

The partnership with CPCL underscores Thundr’s commitment to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community in the Cordillera.

The signing of the partnership agreement was attended by CPCL leaders Althea Marie Latuhan, advocacy and policy director; Ryan B. Javier, program director; and Van C. Sanchez, founder/executive director.

Representing Thundr were Shatella Suzara, marketing manager; Tom Eugenio, chief executive officer; Blue Marquez, chief operating officer; Mike Galvez, CTO and general manager of Tanders, Inc.; JerishBaquiran, WeBrand associate brand manager; Jerome Estepa; and Paolo Rosal.

“We are thrilled to partner with Cordillera Pride Community Leaders to bring vibrant pride events to the Cordilleran LGBTQIA+ community and their allies.” said Thundr General Manager Michael Y. Galvez.

“This partnership with Thundr marks a new chapter in our mission to create a more inclusive environment for the LGBTQIA+ community in the Cordillera. Together, we will work towards making this region a beacon of acceptance and pride,” Sanchez said.

Thundr and CPCL also launched Ang Huling Rampa, an advocacy initiative that ensures dignified burials for deceased LGBTQIA+ elders.

The initiative highlights the importance of community solidarity and respect for our elders. Supporters can contribute to this cause by subscribing to Thundrbolt or making a donation through the app’s advocacy page. – Press release