Monday, June 20, 2011

Pink Dot: Singapore's Largest Annual Gay Gathering!

Pink Dot

Excerpts taken from: 

Singapore, June 18, 2011 – Over 10,000 pink-attired Singaporeans turned Hong Lim Park into a sea of pink, where they gathered – for the third year running - to form a giant pink dot in a show of support for inclusiveness, diversity and the freedom to love. This breaks Pink Dot 2010’s previous record for the largest public gathering ever seen at the Speakers’ Corner since its opening in 2000, and is more than twice the number of people who turned up last year.

This milestone event is organised by a group of local volunteers and aims to raise awareness and foster deeper understanding of the basic human need to love and be loved, regardless of one’s sexual orientation. Pink Dot 2011 aims to re-affirm the movement’s credo, Supporting the Freedom to Love, by encouraging Singaporeans to speak up for their LGBT friends and relatives. This peaceful event was attended by both straight and gay Singaporeans and permanent residents, many who came with their family members.

In 2009, the inaugural Pink Dot, held at the same venue, saw 2,500 people in attendance. In 2010, this figure nearly doubled, to 4,000. 

This event was the culmination of an intensive month-long outreach – a key highlight of which was Pink Dot’s official Campaign Video, directed by acclaimed local director Boo Junfeng. Tugging the heartstrings of viewers, it generated an astounding 200,000 hits in the four short weeks since it was first uploaded to YouTube. 

HAHA...That is also my answer each time the question "When Is My Turn?!!! arises!"

The Day Itself, Pink Dot 2011, 18 June 2011

Spot any PINK Lengchais?!!

The Freedom To Love also produced some touching videos way back in 2010 which focuses on Singaporean families expressing their stories in accepting their "Special" Children

The Mother & Her Lesbian Daughter....

Their Parents & Their Transsexual Son...

The Elder Bro & His Gay Younger Bro!

Before you guys play the video, "Can you first, guess which brother is the gay one?!!! " 
Mind you, being the handsome one, doesn't necessarily means he must gay!!! Tsk, tsk, tsk....

The Supportive Singaporean Families

It's very heartwarming to see their family members accept them as who they are...I wonder what will happen if my parents know that I'm Gay, one fine day later..... Sigh....Anyone of you can share your experiences by leaving some comments here? Thanks


Takashi said...

Hop on over to my blog for live video and photos! :)

HEHehe sorry ah simonlover.. wanna advertise abit here kekekeke!!!

neil said...

all parents know if you are gay. they just waiting for you realize it.

Just B3cks said...

Hmm, yeah most parents would knew about it already (or pretend not knowing anything). But for some (like mine), still hoping one day I would change..

neil said...

Yes.. they know as a child. One day you want to be fireman. Next day astronaut. They still waiting for me to get out of wana-be Elisabeth Taylor mode. After so many bad break up with boyfriends they are over the gay thing.

kiddystick said...

if this is in malaysia... it will be a much bigger dot

bonzaimy said...

I think I will support for the first time. I have a lot of gay friends and they all very secretive about their sexual. I know how they feel because public still won't accept them and think it is a disease. Too bad we have a community like this. Your blog is quite informative about this topic and have no idea how i came across you blog but im glad.

Takashi said...

one day u wanna be a fireman, the next day an astronaut.. but finally you are a dancer.

gay club dancer.

Prince Patrick said...

I really should solute at S'pore. They are really understanding and make the love that much worth :)