Following its strong showing last year when 2,500 people turned up at Speakers’ Corner at Hong Lim Park, Pink Dot Sg has planned another event this year at the same location on 15th May 2010.
Singaporeans are thus invited to come together in a show of unity and solidarity to celebrate the Freedom to Love. Pink Dot 2010 will be a peaceful gathering where Singaporeans will converge to form a giant human pink dot. The goal for 2010 will be to exceed last year’s turnout – the largest public gathering at Speakers’ Corner since inception in September 2000.
Pink Dot aims to drive awareness and foster deeper understanding of the basic human need to love and be loved, regardless one’s sexual orientation. The movement, comprising volunteers who care deeply about the place that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Singaporeans call home, seeks to underscore the importance of celebrating diversity in its myriad forms amid social prejudices that continue to exist today.
Pink Dot 2010 aims to highlight stories of honesty, openness and the strength of families who have unconditionally stuck by their loves ones, in the hope that all Singaporeans will join in celebrating the freedom to love within families, where sexual orientation represents a trait, not a barrier.
In keeping with this year’s theme, three celebrities have stepped forward to take on the role of Ambassador for Pink Dot 2010: prominent veteran actors Adrian Pang, Tan Kheng Hua and popular DJ BigKid, Johnson Ong. Each of the Pink Dot 2010 Ambassadors appreciates the importance of the family as the basic foundation of society – Adrian and Kheng Hua are themselves parents – and they share a hope for a world where families can overcome the barriers to love.
The Pink Dot gathering is a 100% legal event which has been registered with the National Parks Board (NParks). Where Singapore citizens and permanent residents are not required to apply for any permit to participate, our foreign friends are welcome to support us as spectators.
Pink Dot Sg is a non-profit movement started by a group of individuals who care deeply about the place that LGBT Singaporeans call home. Why Pink? Because it is a blend of red and white – the colour of Singapore’s flag. It is also the colour of our national identification cards. More importantly, Pink Dot Sg stands for a Singapore in which all Singaporeans, regardless of their sexual orientation, are free to love and be loved.