Couples kiss together as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community take part in a "Rite of Holy Union" ceremony in Manila on June 26, 2016, that coincided with Gay Pride celebrations the day before.
The Philippines has a vibrant gay scene despite a macho culture and opposition from the Roman Catholic Church, but there are no anti-discrimination laws in the country and same-sex relationships are not officially recognised. / AFP / NOEL CELIS        (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)