Pink Dot appreciates all feedback from our friends and supporters, and we are aware of the concerns
raised – especially with regards to the participation of foreigners at Pink Dot 2012. As we come closer
to our highly anticipated event (and working very hard to make it the best one yet), we thought it
would be useful to highlight some of the questions that have been raised:
Q: I have read online that only Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents are allowed to participate, is that true?
A: Hong Lim Park is an area that has been designated by the Singapore government to be the venue
for the Speakers Corner, the only venue in Singapore in which people can demonstrate, hold exhibitions and speak freely on most topics. The Speakers Corner, however, is still governed by a set of rules and regulations.
Under the administrative categories listed within the terms and … Read More »
Thanks for all of your emails, tweets and blog and Facebook comments. We’re sorry we haven’t been able to reply to every message, but please know that we’re reading more than we’re typing. FOUR days to go and work’s been piling up! Anyway, here are responses to questions and concerns that seem to come up quite often… a sequel to our previous FAQ posting.
What if there’s wet weather – and flooding?
It’s going to be a rain or shine event. Love is weatherproof (or at least we believe this to be true). That said; if weather conditions get mighty bad, we may call for a slight delay, rearrange the event flow or cancel some segments of the programme. All of our volunteers have been working very hard for the past … Read More »
Pink Dot has an important message to our friends and supporters from around the world. If you’re a foreigner planning to attend Pink Dot, please note that only Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents are allowed to participate in the formation of Pink Dot.
Pink Dot stresses that this rule is mandated by the authorities governing Hong Lim Park (Speaker’s Corner), where the event will be held, and not by the organisers of Pink Dot.
Pink Dot welcomes everybody, regardless whether you are straight or gay. However, Pink Dot also recognises the importance of playing by the rules and seeks the kind cooperation of our non-Singaporean/PR friends and supporters. You are welcome to join in the festivities! During the formation of the dot, a special area will be set aside for non-Singaporeans/PRs to watch and observe.
Pink Dot appreciates all the love coming … Read More »
Q: What is Pink Dot?
A: Pink Dot is the name of the organising group. It references the term, Red Dot, which is often used to describe Singapore. Pink, instead of red, because it is the colour often associated with LGBT (think: pink dollar and pink feather boas) but more importantly, it is the colour of our national identity cards and it is what you get when you mix the colours of our national flag.
Q: Is this event legit or legal?
A: Yes, of course! We have registered for the event and we shall strive to conduct ourselves appropriately, as set out in National Parks’ terms and conditions.
Q: Are foreigners allowed to attend?
A: According to the park’s terms and conditions, only Singaporeans and Permanent Residents may participate at events held at Hong Lim Park. However, foreigners are most welcome to watch and … Read More »
We’re just days away from the event!!! There are lots in store this year and we are hopeful that our friends, straight and gay, will join us in our celebration of the Family. Meanwhile, here are some responses to the questions we’ve been getting:
Q: How is Pink Dot 2010 different from Pink Dot 2009?
A: Pink Dot 2009 was the first platform where citizens could show, publicly, their support for LGBT family members and friends. Pink Dot 2010 takes our core message – to celebrate the Freedom to Love – a step further with a special focus on love within families.
Q: Will the event be exactly like last year?
A: Not exactly. Thanks to the love and generosity of our supporters, we are aiming to take the Freedom to … Read More »
Pink Dot hears thee. She responds to questions and comments!
Q: What is this Pink Dot?!
A: Pink Dot is the name of the organizing group. It references the term, Red Dot, which is often used to describe Singapore. Pink, instead of red, because it is the colour often associated with LGBT (think: pink dollar and pink feather boas) but more importantly, it is the colour of our national identity cards and it is what you get when you mix the colours of our national flag. Yes, we are a patriotic bunch!
Q: Is this event legit or legal?
A: Yes, of course! We have registered for the event and we shall strive to conduct ourselves appropriately, as set out in National Parks’ terms and conditions. Who says we can’t behave and have fun at the same time!
Q: Is this a gay event?
A: As … Read More »