Category: Latest News


Pink Dot statement on corporate sponsors

Posted on June 8th, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Pink Dot 2016. No Comments

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 »


Pink Dot Concert line-up and programme

Posted on June 1st, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Pink Dot 2016. No Comments

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.


Community Voices

Posted on June 1st, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Pink Dot 2016. No Comments

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!


Get to know 25 LGBT groups and allies at the Community Tent

Posted on May 30th, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News. No Comments

In 2012, we had 17 community groups, in 2013 – 22 groups, in 2014 – 19 groups, in 2015 – 22 groups.

This year, we have 25 community groups at our community tent that everyone can visit!

Get to know and meet the people behind gayhealth.sg, Gender Collective, Humanist Society (Singapore), IndigNation SG, Kaleidoscope, KAMU, MARUAH, MOVE Community, Oogachaga Counselling and Support, Out To Care, SMU, Pelangi Pride Centre x SAFE – Supporting, AFfirming and Empowering our LGBTQ friends and family, Pink Avenues, Project X – Singapore, Queer Book & Movie Club, SGRainbow, Singapore Men’s Chorus, Singaypore SG, tFreedom, The G Spot, The Purple Alliance, The T Project, Thebearproject, Tomboy Pride, Women’s Nite, and Young OUT Here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How to collect your Pink Placard

Posted on May 30th, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Pink Dot 2016. No Comments

Singaporeans and PRs: Remember to bring your IC and flash it at us to collect a Pink Placard!

 

Non-Singaporeans and PRs: There are other activities you may participate at our Community tents, having a picnic, enjoying our Pink Concert and observing the raising or placards by Singaporeans.

Do note that everyone is welcomed at Pink Dot 2016! However, only Singaporeans and PRs are allowed to raise the placards during the demonstration segment due to park regulations. Click here for more information.


Media Statement: To Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong: an Invitation to Pink Dot 2015

Posted on June 6th, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Press. No Comments

SINGAPORE, Saturday, June 6, 2015 – It is very disappointing to hear Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s response to the query on same-sex marriage at a recent interview with regional journalists.

Firstly, we respectfully differ with PM’s views that ‘we do not harass them (LGBT Singaporeans) or discriminate against them’. LGBT people in Singapore continue to be discriminated against through the existence of Section 377a of the Penal Code.

While it is claimed that Section 377a is not enforced, its presence alone encourages discrimination and reinforces prejudice, leading to censorship in the media and the aggravation of negative stereotypes, impacting the health and wellbeing of a significant segment of society. Young LGBT people grow up in fear of being bullied by schoolmates, and cast out by family members. Working adults hide their true selves because they fear being ‘outed’ would affect their chances … Read More »


In Memoriam: Lee Kuan Yew, 1923-2015

Posted on March 23rd, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News. No Comments

The Pink Dot Sg Organising Committee wishes to express our deepest condolences to the family of Singapore’s First Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.

As Singapore’s longest-serving Prime Minister, Mr. Lee’s commitment and dedication to Singapore is unquestioned.

Singapore, home to diverse communities living side-by-side, is by no means a utopia. But it is a country built on the backs of people who share in the hopes and dreams of forging a nation united in a common cause: to succeed against all odds.  

Singapore is a testament to the efforts of Mr. Lee and our pioneer generation, who have collectively sacrificed much for the comforts we enjoy today.

It is our hope that we, as Singaporeans, regardless of race, language, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity, continue to build on the successes of Mr Lee’s generation.

It is … Read More »


Court of Appeal’s Verdict on 377a Constitutional Challenge: A Missed Opportunity

Posted on October 30th, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Press. No Comments

SINGAPORE, Thursday, October 30, 2014 – We are greatly shocked and disappointed by the Court of Appeal’s ruling against appeals brought forth by Kenneth Chee, Gary Lim, and Tan Eng Hong, thereby upholding the constitutionality of Section 377a of the Penal Code criminalising sex between men.

Despite the authorities’ claim that this law will not be enforced, the existence of Section 377a has a wide-ranging effect not just on Singapore’s Gay men, but also its Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.

It gives carte blanche for discrimination and reinforces prejudice, leading to censorship in the media and the aggravation of negative stereotypes, and impacting the health and wellbeing of a significant segment of society.

While we appreciate the Court’s position that it cannot assist in providing a judicial remedy to what it views as a legislative issue, we cannot accept its narrow interpretation of … 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 »


At home with everyone

Posted on July 1st, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News. No Comments

From left: Hsieh Fu Hua with Rev Yap Kim Hao and Mrs Gracie Hsieh looking on (extreme right).

by Hsieh Fu Hua
First published in The Straits Times, 1 July 2013
Photo by Yvonne Loh for Pelangi Pride Centre

The writer, the former chief executive of the Singapore Exchange, is president of the National Council of Social Service and is also active on corporate boards and not-for-profit organisations.

Growing up in the 50s and 60s was a fascinating period of my life. I lived in a neighbourhood adjacent to the shanty area of Bukit Ho Swee where people and pigs lived almost side by side; and the district of Queenstown where numerous protests and riots took place.

Life at home was almost as interesting. Often we had visitors at our three-room Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) flat from all backgrounds and various walks of life. They included artist, hawker, banker, English … Read More »


Ambassadors’ Speeches

Posted on July 1st, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Pink Dot 2013. 1 Comment

Michelle Chia’s Words

Hi everyone! First of all, I would like to say hi to all my LGBT friends here! I am so happy to be part of this event with my other straight allies who are here as well to give our full support.

真的很开心看到那么多朋友到现场支持我们秉持的信念。不止让新加坡的朋友也让全世界的朋友看到我们对彼此的接受和容纳。证明我们新加坡也可以是个先进又平等的国家。

I am very proud to be a Pink Dot ambassador. When I was approached to be the ambassador, it did not cross my mind to say no. Because I truly believe in equality, acceptance and especially, the Freedom to Love!

But to my surprise, I had some negative feedback and criticisms. They say I am a bad role model. Some people even asked if this will affect my business. Why would it? Aren’t we all the same? We have parents, siblings, friends. We study hard, work hard and meet people. And we fall in love! Which is a … Read More »


Support for the Freedom to Love Blazes Forth

Posted on June 30th, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Pink Dot 2013. 4 comments

A new height of 21,000 people came together to celebrate ‘Home’, carpeting Speaker’s Corner at Hong Lim Park with iridescent pink lights.

 

Singapore, June 29, 2013 – Marking its milestone fifth edition, Pink Dot tonight saw an unprecedented 21,000 families, friends andmembers of Singapore’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, taking a stand in support of the Freedom to Love. Carpeting Speaker’s Corner at Hong Lim Park with a profusion of pink lights from torches and mobile phones, this was the strongest-yet turnout, with 6,000 more participants compared to last year’s 15,000.

With the theme of ‘Home’, partly in tribute to the heartfelt national song composed by Dick Lee, this year’s Pink Dot – the second night event of its kind – continues efforts begun in 2009 to celebrate inclusivity and diversity among Singapore’s straight and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender … Read More »