Joint Statement by Singapore’s LGBT Community Groups
SINGAPORE, Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – The mass shooting in an LGBT nightclub in Orlando is a tragedy and sobering reminder of the homophobia LGBT individuals experience on a daily basis. We are shocked and saddened by what has transpired in Orlando and we share in the pain of the families and friends of the victims. Tonight, communities gather to remember the lives lost in a candlelight vigil at Hong Lim Park.
Our leaders have offered their statements of condolence to the victims of the shooting and we could not agree more that this was an act of senseless violence that led to the loss of innocent lives. We applaud Minister of Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam’s reassuring words that the Singapore government would protect its people regardless of race, religion or sexuality.
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Pink Dot SG started off first and foremost as a platform on which values of inclusion and diversity are celebrated, and over the years this has only strengthened with the growing support of Singaporeans from all walks of life, including a significant portion of its corporate citizens. For all the LGBT Singaporeans and their allies that this movement has striven to help give a voice to and done its part to push the envelope in helping to create greater visibility of Singapore’s LGBT community, we have done all we can to ensure Pink Dot SG stays within the law.
Our Corporate Sponsors that have supported us over the years are all registered and incorporated in Singapore. We are fortunate to count among them admired household names, employers of choice for a sizeable portion of our workforce, inextricably linked with and fully … Read More »
Annual rally in support of the Freedom to Love changes format in its eighth year, brings participants together to raise placards in support of inclusivity at Hong Lim Park
Singapore, 4 June 2016 – For its eighth edition, the annual Pink Dot SG underwent an event format change with dramatic results. Organisers invited Singaporeans and Permanent Residents to pen messages of support onto large placards and raise them simultaneously at dusk, sending a spectacular message of inclusivity and helping to foster a society that embraces diversity.
Pink Dot 2016 focused on the theme of everyday heroes; the fact that anyone can be a hero to the people around them through acts of love and understanding, both big and small. In line with this, organisers released three mini-documentaries as campaign videos this year, telling powerful stories from real life of everyday heroes making an … Read More »
Catch Pink Dot 2016 Ambassadors ShiGGa Shay and Liu Ling Ling who will fire up the crowd with their vocal performances from 5pm. Pink Dot 2015 Ambassador Hirzi of MunahHirziOfficial will make a fabulous return to the Pink Dot Concert stage. And making their appearances at the Pink Dot Concert for the first time are pop/soul artist Gareth Fernandez, singer-songwriter Charlie Lim, A Cappella group MICappella, singer Vandetta, dancer Hamzah and DJ Bobby Luo.
Pink Dot’s Community Voices segment started in 2014 to give different segments of our community a platform to be heard. We’ve heard from the likes of Becca D’Bus, Benjamin “Mr Miyagi” Lee, Jolene Tan, SKL0, and we know you’ll not want to miss this year’s exciting line up.
For 2016, we will have AJ & Honeybee, Pauline Ong, June Chua from our 3-part series documentary, as well as Tan Joo Hymn, Darius Zheng and Nic Lim speaking at 4pm sharp at the soapbox!