Unprecedented 26,000 Celebrate Family, Friends, and Love at Pink Dot 2014

Posted on June 29th, by Pink Dot Sg in Pink Dot 2014. No Comments

Sixth annual celebration of the Freedom to Love caps off with a dot formation with a difference, with largest-ever turn-out with 26,000 people standing up for a more loving Singapore

Singapore, 28 June 2014 – The movement supporting the Freedom to Love made a dramatic statement of solidarity tonight, with an astounding 26,000 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PRs) – more than ten times the number of the inaugural 2009 event – turning the green space of Speakers’ Corner into a shimmering expanse of bright pink lights – crowned by a touching outline of a giant heart beating within the formation.

2014 marks a coming of age for the movement that has championed inclusivity and diversity amid an increasingly volatile social landscape.

Said Paerin Choa, Spokesperson for Pink Dot Sg, “It is very heartening to see the dot growing year on year. We believe … Read More »

Community Groups 2014

Posted on June 18th, by Pink Dot Sg in Pink Dot 2014. No Comments

Action for AIDS

Action for AIDS aims to prevent transmission of HIV/ AIDS through continuous education targeted at vulnerable groups; to advocate for access to affordable care, to combat against HIV/ AIDS discrimination and stigmatisation, and to provide support for people living with AIDS (PWAs), caregivers, volunteers and staff.

Website: www.afa.org.sg
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 6254 0212
Facebook: www.facebook.com/afa.singapore

The Humanist Society (Singapore)

The Humanist Society (Singapore) is an organisation of humanists, atheists, agnostics, skeptics and other like-minded people in Singapore. We were formed in 2010 as part of a local humanist movement that began in 2008. We are a community guided by reason, informed by evidence and driven by compassion. We organise events to spread awareness of science, humanism and ethical living.

The local humanist movement, including the Society itself, has taken part in Pink Dot every year since 2009. Please visit us online for more information about humanism … Read More »

Musings on Pink Dot: “Transgender people deserve to be treated equally in society” by Vanessa Ho, Project X

Posted on June 17th, by Pink Dot Sg in Musings on Pink Dot. No Comments

As a full time project coordinator for Project X, Vanessa Ho is on a mission to end discrimination against sex workers.

Project X provides social and legal support, and seeks to end all verbal, physical, emotional, and financial violence against sex workers, including transgender female sex workers – a group that is marginalised by both mainstream and LGBT communities.

Project X volunteers regularly distribute condoms, HIV test vouchers and medical subsidies, and organise public education events as part of their outreach efforts.

Vanessa shares her thoughts about Pink Dot and how, like everyone else, sex workers – especially transgender sex workers – deserve to lead a life of dignity and respect.

“As a queer woman, my experiences with discrimination and stigma – from friends, families, and colleagues – have allowed me to relate to other groups of people who are marginalised. However, I don’t … Read More »

Pop Idol Stefanie Sun Supports the Freedom to Love!

Posted on June 14th, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Pink Dot 2014. No Comments

Singapore, June 14, 2014 – Singapore-born, Taiwan-based singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿) has declared her support for Pink Dot 2014, which is set to take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Speakers’ Corner at Hong Lim Park.

In a heart-warming 20-second video posted on YouTube and shared on Facebook and other social media platforms, Stefanie said in Mandarin, “Being able to find true love, is one of life’s happiest things.”

Since being posted on Thursday, June 12, the video has already garnered more than 3,500 views on YouTube, received more than 370 ‘Likes’ on Facebook and shared over 130 times.

“Stefanie Sun is an artiste who needs no introduction, and is arguably one of Singapore’s most successful singers to have made it onto the international stage. We are greatly thrilled to have her support, and ecstatic to be able to present this video … Read More »

Musings on Pink Dot: “An Affirmation of Diversity in our Society” by Rev Dr Yap Kim Hao

Posted on June 11th, by Pink Dot Sg in Musings on Pink Dot. No Comments

Widely known as Singapore’s most outspoken, LGBT-affirming pastor, Rev Dr Yap Kim Hao is no stranger to the island’s LGBT community, having been an advocate for LGBT acceptance for the last 10 years.

Rev Yap, who has participated in Pink Dot from its inception, currently serves as Pastoral Advisor to the Free Community Church, which counts many LGBTs as members. The 85-year-old became the first Asian Bishop of The Methodist Church in Malaysia and Singapore from 1968 to 1973. He went on to serve as General Secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia, an ecumenical organisation of over a hundred churches and national council of churches in Asia, from 1973 to 1985.

In addition, Rev Yap is a Life Member and former Vice-President of the Council of the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) in Singapore and is committed to the promotion of inter-faith dialogue … Read More »