Hello everybody. I am very touched to see how many of you are proudly wearing pink today. We have overflowed the park this year! This is our biggest and brightest pink dot ever! This is a very strong statement all of you are making!
Growing up as a gay man in Singapore was very hard. I was often made to feel that I was abnormal and that I don’t belong. I often fear that I will be ostracized and be made fun of. I was forced to hide my true self. But I was lucky to have the support of my friends and loved ones. They made me feel accepted, they made growing up less frightening. I want to appeal to all our straight allies out there, if you know someone who is LGBT, please support them, let them know they are not alone. To all our … Read More »
I’m standing up here today as a Pink Dot ambassador because I want to stand in solidarity with all my LGBTQ friends and family. Many of you are my childhood friends, my mates from school, fellow artists, collaborators and colleagues, my hair, make-up and fashion counsels, my close confidants, my trusted friends. I am not just your straight ally. You are part of my family, and I want to you to know that I love you, I support you, and I will always have your back
This is my commitment, and this is my choice.
There are some things in life we don’t have a lot of choice over.We can’t choose the colour of our skin. We can’t choose the family we are born into. We can’t choose to be tall or short, right or left-handed, just as how we can’t choose … Read More »
Hello Pink Dot! I’ve got a speech to make, and only a few minutes. But first, and you’re gonna laugh, but this is important! First, let me take a selfie!
Ok everybody get in!
Let me tell you why! It’s for my cousin Su May, in London. Su May is lesbian. And she’s thrilled that we’re here today, supporting her freedom to love!
Back in 2009, I sent her pictures of the first Pink Dot.
I believed then, as I believe now, that LGBT people deserve the same love and respect as everyone else.
But, before Pink Dot, I did not believe that Singapore was ready to discuss LGBT rights. I did not believe it, because that is the message I had heard from our politicians, from our legal system, from our media. I was told that Singapore was a conservative, Asian society. And conservative … Read More »