Should there be a Pink Dot 2011?


Posted on August 3rd, by Pink Dot Sg in Happenings, Pink Dot 2010. 14 comments

Pink Dot started out as a grassroots initiative at a town hall meeting. In November 2008, some 20 people responded to an open call for ideas. Over drinks at a bar, they shared their ideas and views on putting together a Speakers Corner event in support of LGBT Singaporeans.


What transpired were two consecutive years of social campaigns that have reached thousands of Singaporeans, straight and gay.


In 2009, the inaugural Pink Dot event drew a 2,500-strong crowd to Speakers Corner. It was, then, the largest public gathering ever recorded at the park, and the first to champion LGBT interests. Online, the ‘Freedom to Love’ message reached tens of thousands on Blogger, YouTube and Facebook.


2010′s ‘Focusing on our Families’ theme drew thousands of people to read and watch (and cry over too, we’ve been told) the campaign’s real-life stories. On 15 May 2010, more than 4,000 people showed up at the Speakers Corner in a massive show of support for LGBT Singaporeans and their families.

What effect has Pink Dot had on the larger Singapore society?

How has it affected relationships within families, with friends, at school and at the workplace?

How could Pink Dot better its support of the local LGBT community?

Should there be a Pink Dot 2011?


We invite you to put on your pink-tintedglasses for an afternoon of crystal ball gazing and to share your views.


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14 Responses to “Should there be a Pink Dot 2011?”

  1. Rainbow says:

    Dear Pink dot, are you tired of organising events and running around all by yourself/just the few key members? If holding the event annually is too exhausting, then perhaps you can organise it every two/three/four years? (Why are the Olympics held every four year?) No matter what, I love you. :)

  2. Anonymous says:

    YES THERE SHOULD BE. EVERY YEAR. :)

  3. TY says:

    Oh please continue in 2011!

    Due to my regional job, me & gf missed the previous years Pink dot events always, we have since made up a decision that next year, which is 2011 we must attend it! So please.. continue your good job in 2011!!

  4. Magdalene Is A Little Monster says:

    YES FOR PINK DOT 2011! I missed it for this year, cause of PSLE :(( I was pissed that i couldn't go, instead having to stay at home doing horrendous math. Ugh.
    I NEED PINK DOT 2011! I <3 the LGBT Community.

  5. Anonymous says:

    oh my goodness yes, i have long supports the rights of the LGBT coomunity and to encourage equal support of each other despite sexual differnences i hope Pink dot will continue to happen every year, i should my partner the videos about LGBT familes on youtube from this years pink dot and we both plan to travel from australia to singapore for Pink Dot 2011 and beyound

  6. Min Er says:

    Hey Pinkdot!
    It's really a pity that I only got to know of Pinkdot today. Thus I missed out all of the previous events. In order for me to make up for the lost opportunity, you should organise it again in 2011!!! I totally support LGBT community. :) Please do organise it again!

  7. Anonymous says:

    yes pretty please! when will it be for 2011? i need to know my engagement date soon! (yes i am getting engaged on pinkdot day) ;)

  8. Anonymous says:

    please do organise an event in 2011 ^^ i really support lgbt culture in singapore!!

  9. Little Miss Princess says:

    yeah! little miss pink dot! :)

  10. Little Miss Sunshine says:

    What caused the delay this year, Pink Dot?

    COURAGE is all you need to overcome your FEAR.
    Sometimes, IGNORANCE is BLISS…

    So, cheer up my dear Pink Dot. :)

    This is for you:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FafLnokzeNo

  11. Anonymous says:

    I only knew about Pink Dot today after it was highlighted by a coursemate in my Gender Studies module in a university. Please do keep up this campaign, it brings hope to many out there!

  12. Anonymous says:

    yes, should have it every year. singapore really need this group to support those that are not support or even discriminate by people. i love girls but i dun dare to express my love toward them. what should i do?

  13. Anonymous says:

    Brilliant event. First time I have heard of it. I am from the UK and feel lucky I visit your beautiful island of Singapore four or five times a year.

    Just watched the youtube campaign video and thinks its amazing. So pleased how much Singapore has developed openly and positively in sharing their feelings, emotions, understandings and beliefs.

    Mark LONDON [UK]

    Please keep up the good work and look forward to following nad supporting you campaign.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Ny 13 year old daughter heard about it from her same age best friend and is begging me to go.. and we will take her.
    She wants to wear her "I Love Gays" TShirt that she bought for herself.
    This may sound crass to the Gay community and repulsive to the majority but as far as I'm concerned i think its great and would not be possible without Pink Dot.
    I remember having a lot of fun at the London Pride events when i was younger and wonder if that will ever happen here

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