Category: Pink Dot 2011


THANK YOU !

Posted on June 19th, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Pink Dot 2011. 14 comments

We love Singapore!

Glad so many of you had a wonderful time yesterday. Here’s our video highlighting some of the best moments from Pink Dot 2011. Thank you for making this happen. Thank you for standing up for a more open and loving Singapore. Till a bigger and better Pink Dot next year!

* We’ve gotten some feedback about the balloon-releasing that happened this year – thank you. We’ll take extra care to remind everyone that balloons are not to be released during future Pink Dots.



Over 10,000 supporters of the Freedom to Love turn Hong Lim Park Pink, for Pink Dot 2011

Posted on June 18th, by Pink Dot Sg in Latest News, Pink Dot 2011. 24 comments

Singapore, June 18, 2011 – Over 10,000 pink-attired Singaporeans turned Hong Lim Park into a sea of pink, where they gathered – for the third year running – to form a giant pink dot in a show of support for inclusiveness, diversity and the freedom to love. This breaks Pink Dot 2010’s previous record for the largest public gathering ever seen at the Speakers’ Corner since its opening in 2000, and is more than twice the number of people who turned up last year.This milestone event is organised by a group of local volunteers and aims to raise awareness and foster deeper understanding of the basic human need to love and be loved, regardless of one’s sexual orientation. Pink Dot 2011 aims to re-affirm the movement’s credo, Supporting the Freedom to Love, by encouraging Singaporeans to speak up for their … Read More »



See You Tomorrow!

Posted on June 17th, by Pink Dot Sg in Pink Dot 2011. No Comments



Pink Dot 2011 Song: I Want To Hold Your Hand

Posted on June 15th, by Pink Dot Sg in Pink Dot 2011. No Comments

At the pink dot formation every year, the crowd sings along to a song about love and friendship. This year, the Pink Dot song we’ve picked is I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. Hope you’re ready and PINK-ed up for Saturday! See you!

Lyrics:

I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND

Yeah I´ll tell you something
I think you’ll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand (3x)

Oh, please, say to me
You’ll let me be your man
and please, say to me
You’ll let me hold your hand
Now let me hold your hand
I wanna hold your hand
And when I touch you i feel
happy, inside
It’s such a feeling
That my love
I can’t hide (3x)

Yeah you, got that something
I think you’ll understand
When I say that something
I wanna hold your hand (3x)

And when I touch you I feel
happy, inside
It’s such a feeling
That my … Read More »



You asked, we answer: FAQ Part II

Posted on June 14th, by Pink Dot Sg in FAQ, Pink Dot 2011. 1 Comment

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.

Q.

What if there’s wet weather – and flooding?

A.

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 »



Pledge Your Love For Pink Dot!

Posted on June 14th, by Pink Dot Sg in Pink Dot 2011, Pinkie. No Comments

Simply copy and paste these codes into your own blog or website to show your support for Pink Dot and the freedom to love. 

<a href=”http://pinkdot.sg/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://pinkdot.sg/web_badges/pinkdot_badge.gif” alt=”The Freedom To Love” border=”0″ /></a>

<a href=”http://pinkdot.sg/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://pinkdot.sg/web_badges/pinkdot_badge2.gif” alt=”The Freedom To Love” border=”0″ /></a>

 

<a href=”http://pinkdot.sg/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://pinkdot.sg/web_badges/pinkdot_badge3.gif” alt=”The Freedom To Love” border=”0″ /></a>

<a href=”http://pinkdot.sg/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://pinkdot.sg/web_badges/pinkdot_badge4.gif” alt=”The Freedom To Love” border=”0″ /></a>



Pink Profiles: IndigNation

Posted on June 14th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. 1 Comment

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!
INDIGNATION

 

Who they are:

The Singapore Pride Season, the annual LGBT festival of Singapore

What they do:

To establish an annual platform for LGBT expression in forms of art, music, texts, films, talks and other forms discovered hereafter.

How to get in touch:

• Website : www.indignationsg.wordpress.com

• Email: [email protected]

 

[Snapshot]

IndigNation, the Singapore Pride Season, turns 7 this year. A social and artistic event, it engages with the mainstream public and raises awareness about LGBT culture in everyday life.

[Q&A]

 

 

Pink Dot speaks to the current programming director, Jun Zubillaga-Pow, and finds out more about his aspirations for the festival.

How did the idea for IndigNation come about?
The Pride season was … Read More »



Pink Profiles: Young Out Here

Posted on June 14th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. No Comments

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!

Who They Are:

Young Out Here aka YOH is a queer youth community group started back in 2006 by Elsa Tay, Jeremy Kwok and Benjamin Xue. It caters to queer youths between the ages of 16 to 22 and hopes to help queer youths build ties with the larger queer community.

What They Do:

YOH provides a safe and inclusive space which enables the youth to talk about queer youth specific topics and issues. The Support Group programme is composed of 13 sessions, focusing on topics like Coming Out, Family, School, Safer Sex, Relationships & Self.

How To Get In Touch:

Sign up … Read More »



Pink Profiles: SiNQSA (Singapore Queer-Straight Alliance)

Posted on June 13th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. No Comments

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!
SINQSA (Singapore Queer-Straight Alliance)

Who They Are:A group that fosters understanding and support between the straight and queer communities that was set up in May 2008 by Sam Ho, Jean Chong and Jennifer Teo.

What They Do: Provide a space and network for like-minded and LGBT-supportive people to share their views.
How To Get In Touch: SinQSA Facebook

[Snapshot]

The Singapore Queer-Straight Alliance (SinQSA) is a forum to express support for equality regardless of sexual and gender orientation. Conversations happen a lot online, through their facebook page, where members freely share their thoughts on queer-straight unity and harmony with like-minded folks.

[Q&A]
We catch up with … Read More »



The Pink Dot 2011 Concert – supported by Google

Posted on June 12th, by Pink Dot Sg in Pink Dot 2011. 1 Comment


Pink Profiles: Sayoni

Posted on June 11th, by Pink Dot Sg in LGBT Resources, Pink Dot 2011. No Comments

We talk to the everyday heroes who make Singapore a better place person by person, day after day. These LGBT support groups will also have a booth (or a picnic mat) at Pink Dot 2011, so come by and say hi!

Who They Are: Founded by six women in 2006, Sayoni is a volunteer-run social organisation for women in Singapore. Currently, they have about 50 to 70 volunteers.

What They Do: They organise public forums, educational talks, dinners, parties, focus groups, advocacy projects, sporting activities, yearly self-development camps overseas for queer women, dialogue sessions, newbie gatherings, training workshops and more.

How To Get In Touch: Website www.sayoni.com

[Snapshot]
A volunteer-run women’s group in Singapore, Sayoni regularly organises events like forums, talks, focus groups, newbie gathering and dinners for queer women in Singapore. They recently released a Coming Out guide, “What If I’m Gay?” and gather … Read More »



Pink Dot Decals to giveaway!

Posted on June 11th, by Pink Dot Sg in Pink Dot 2011, Pinkie. 2 comments

Free Pink Dot decals to giveaway! Put them up on your cars and shop windows and spread the love for Pink Dot 2011!

Pick them up at any of the following locations. Limited stocks available, so hurry!

Very Woonderland
Ion Orchard #B3-12
2 Orchard Turn, S238801

Actually
29A Seah Street, S188385
opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm – 9pm | Sun 12pm – 7pm

Qafe
21 Tanjong Pagar Road, #01-01 S088444
opening hours:
Tue-Wed 5pm – 11pm | Thu-Sat 5pm – 3am
Sun 1pm – 10pm | Closed on Mondays

The Garden Slug
55 Lorong L Telok Kurau, #01-59/61 Bright Centre, S425500
opening hours:
Mon-Tue 6pm – 10pm | Wed-Thu 10am – 10pm | Fri – Sun 9am – 10pm

Food #03 @ Post-Museum
109 Rowell Road, S208033
opening hours:
Tue–Thu 5pm – 10pm | Fri 3pm– 11pm
Sat–Sun 12noon – 11pm | Closed on Mondays