By Boo Junfeng
This year, we wanted to tell the stories that define what home is to many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in this country. Naturally, we found inspiration in “Home”, an evergreen National Day song that a lot of Singaporeans grew up with.
So we approached Dick Lee, who wrote the song in 1997. To our delight, not only did he grant us permission to use it, he offered us a special rendition he recorded in 2010.
We found new meaning in the lyrics as we listened to the familiar tune, thinking about the stories we wanted to tell. About a woman coming home to a family who is not fully accepting of her sexuality, about a couple who grew old together in a society that can be more open-minded, about a young transgender person who is finding … Read More »
Growing Support for the Freedom to Love
CooperVision, J.P. Morgan, PARKROYAL and The Gunnery join Google and Barclays to lead Pink Dot’s list of corporate and community supporters for 2013
SINGAPORE, 23 May 2013 – Global financial firm J.P. Morgan, local hotel PARKROYAL on Pickering, popular contact lens specialist CooperVision and audio branding agency The Gunnery, have come on board as Corporate Contributors of Pink Dot 2013, an annual event campaigning for diversity and inclusiveness while fostering understanding for the basic human need to love and be loved, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. They join a growing list that includes search engine giant Google and international banking group Barclays.
For some contributors, supporting Pink Dot is part of their internal diversity programme as well as a way to reach out to the diverse communities they support.
“Diversity at the workplace is an … Read More »
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Pink Dot 2013 drives the message Home, with new Campaign Video
Singapore, May 23, 2013 – Marking its milestone fifth edition this year, Pink Dot 2013 aims to takes the message of inclusivity and diversity to Singaporeans far and wide – quite literally, bringing it Home – with the launch of a new campaign video.
In a shift from the short film format characteristic of the previous two iterations, this year’s campaign video examines moments poignant and painful, as seen through the eyes of three protagonists in portrayals based on true-to-life experiences. Set to the heartwarming lyrics of one of the country’s most recognisable songs, ‘Home’, written and sung by the multi-talented Dick Lee, the video – sharing the same title as the song, and directed by acclaimed homegrown filmmaker Boo Junfeng – touches on issues faced by LGBT people … Read More »
Trio of Singaporean role models across broadcast and theatre scenes announced as 2013 ambassadors
1 May (Singapore) – Michelle Chia, Ivan Heng and Mark Richmond are the 2013 ambassadors of Pink Dot, an annual rally that raises awareness and foster deeper understanding of the basic human need to love and be loved, regardless of one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Featured in an “Ambassador Video” that was launched today, Michelle, Ivan and Mark highlighted the importance of inclusiveness and acceptance for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
“We will like to thank Michelle, Ivan and Mark for coming onboard this year,” said Paerin Choa, Pink Dot’s spokesperson. “It is an act of courage and conviction to be willing to stand up and put themselves in the public spotlight. As allies or members of the LGBT community, they play a pivotal … Read More »