Pink Dot is proud to announce our ambassadors, radio DJ Rosalyn Lee and actors Timothy Nga and Neo Swee Lin. Read on to find out why they support The Freedom To Love.

Timothy Nga
“I have very good friends who are gay and I don’t think they, or anyone else should have to say sorry to anyone for the way they are. Sometimes, we need to stand up for what we believe in, and yet, be open and inclusive. Pink Dot does that, and that is why I’m a part of it.”

Rosalyn Lee
“Here are a few things I feel very strongly about/believe in life: reform+second chances, inspiring the youth and finally the freedom to love.

I don’t believe in equal rights all the time (eg: how much one earns) but when it comes to the basic human emotion, to love, I feel that there should be no barriers. not religion, not nationality, race nor sexual orientation. And I’d use whatever influence I have, within my power, to share that with as many people as I can.”

Neo Swee Lin
“I chose to support Pink Dot because I believe in Love. That love is the only way to live our lives, and that the freedom to love belongs to all. Big Love. Love is all inclusive, with no limitations, no boundaries. I have lived abroad, but I chose to live here in Singapore now because it is MY country, where my family and friends are. I have too many gay friends and relatives who have left our shores simply because of the lack of tolerance. I hope with this simple and fun act of forming PINK DOT, we can begin the change we want to happen on our island. ”

Watch their video message HERE.

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  1. If you all respect the straight people and want us to stop condemning you. Behaving in public is the first thing you guys want to start trying.

  2. In what way do gay people misbehave in public?

  3. so must all gay people be chained up and kept away from public? are we back to the stone age?

  4. My gay friends do not misbehave in public. In fact, I’ve seen more straight people misbehaving in public, i.e. if by misbehaving, you mean being rude, vandalistic, fighting and airing their dirty laundry in public.

  5. I am a gay man from Canada and I have been to Singapore many times. I have dear and cherished friends there…many gay, many straight, and perhaps a few somewhere in the middle.
    I love them all and I am very proud to know that many of them are part of this pink dot campaign. AT LAST there is a PUBLIC movement to make love, in all its forms and amongst people of any sexual orientation an accepted part of life in Singapore. The struggle for equality in this world is long and continuous.
    I believe, and I have struggled through my youth in Canadian society to ensure that Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered persons, each, and all have the right to be who they are, love who they choose, and to do so freely and publicly, without FEAR or PREJUDICE or LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS.
    Ignorance breeds fear and hatred. Knowledge is power. Love conquers ALL.
    Congratulations to the PINKDOT people. May your event be a huge success, garner great support, and attract the attention of all who are in the closet, all who hold bias against us, all in positions of authority to change laws in order to protect us, and all the mothers and dads, sisters and brothers of those who are “different”.
    This campaign is a chance for us all to be painted with the same brush, and in a bright pink hue!!!
    God Bless YOU. And God Bless Singapore!

  6. What do you mean by “behave in public” is the first thing you guys want to start trying?

    You mean like stop spitting in public / stare wells / lifts? Stare hard at those who does not look or act like you? Ignoring people getting out of MRT while you insist on pushing your way in? Or refusing to move to the middle of the bus and MRT and jam up near the exist? Or drive recklessly beating the lights and at pedestrian crossings? Or “act blur” and not give way to another driver with turning signal flashing? Or answer and talk on your mobile calls while others are trying to watch a movie? And the list goes on and on and on . . .

    When you see something unfamiliar to you (such as laughter, dressing, hair or no hair, walk and talk, hopefully someday kissing and hands holding too). . that does not mean we are misbehaving or what ever. That is just “folks of different strokes” doing what you sometime do too. And to take all of that away from us is WRONG and MALICIOUS !

    You just don’t realize it, and think we are misbehaving in public.

  7. Sometimes I feel,see n hear that its the straight people that needs to behave in public.With no sense of shame,consideration or dignity, they do things that would damage the society’s moral and cultural values.

    No doubt we are different sexually but that doesnt render us the ones that would ultimately shame or misbehave in public.In fact if you kindly open your eyes wide, we form the cohort that understands the society wel and contribute more in terms of PINK dollars and devotion because we love being who we are .

  8. No matter how you paint yourselves with sweet innocent-looking pink colour, LGBTs are psychologically abnormal to be attracted to their same sex. Forming this organisation & holding gatherings is only making you people & your supporters look even more puke worthy.

  9. RE: Anonymous, "making you people & your supporters look even more puke worthy",

    Dear Straightie,
    many things but I shall cut it short. 1) we are NOT looking for YOUR support at this point in time. if you can't accept us, hold your tongue, move along and good day. 2) so you think we are psychologically disturbed, and perhaps, handicapped. are you gonna "puke" on kids with down syndrome now? your argument here by labeling us as "psychological abnormal" is baseless.

    3) please remember us when your children or your child turn out to be gay, or a supporter. yes, YOU will think that i am cursing you but admit it, all of us here know how real it is, and well, no one can stop it. at the end of the day, just try not to puke on your own children then. think about that and perhaps you can see clearer.

    4) just, good day.

  10. yeah everyone of us have parents and we will one day become parents. being a parent, we can only educate and teach our children to be the best BUT we will not able to control the sexual interest in certain way..unless those that i know..some young girls in school deliberately date the same sex despite they are straight, to show they are ‘in’ and special…other then this, we really have no say to gays/lesbian/etc to their love choice as everyone are adult and know what they are doing. If they can date a straight partner and start a family, sure i believed they will…but in some circumstances, they may have tried but failed..

    we shld just stay by them as friends and live just move on…

  11. Stop parading your perversion out in the open like this. Please keep your dirty laundry where it belongs.

  12. I have many straight colleagues & friends, young & old, who are already married but yet like to go visit Geylang/Petain Street for prostitutes or go to discos look for free one night stands. On top of that, they also like to f**k other people's wifes or girlfriends whenever they have the opportunity including filipino or indonesian maids.

    Shouldn't this group of straight people behave themselves first ? I just pity their lonely wifes starving for sex.

  13. Singapore’s parliament in 2007 legalised oral and anal sex between heterosexual couples, which had been banned under a law dating back to British colonial days, but retained a section that criminalises sex between men.

    Hi gays read the today newspaper please.. the link is on your site…It is about the red dot event…. BTW how you all have children? Anal or Oral?

  14. i believe ALL, regardless of any sexual orientation deserve to be loved.

    nobody should be hated for their sexual orientation.

    nobody should be criminalized or marginalized because of their sexual orientation.

    criminalized for being gay/lesbi? nope..but gays & lesbis who FORCE THEMSELVES on others (rape)..should be criminalized like any other rapists!!!

  15. Hi from LA, Ca. Well, kudos to all who are respectful to everyone and shame onto the sect that are disrespectful to their fellow human beings.

  16. live, and let live.

  17. I am a women, straight (if this is how we classified our world). I felt that the comment from some of the uncritical respondent are really sad…we human are wasting our energy to fight among ourselves!

    The thing for human is that we are too quick to judge and critize others and little on ourselves. I, for one, is guilty of that. Not mentioning about sexuality alone, we are too quick to judge others based on looks itself even in a heterosexual relationship. We do not know indepth about certain things and because we are feed with too many knowledge from mass media and listen to horry stories about homosexual from friends that we grew hostile toward them. This is how the history of slavery of blacks begins.

    Regardless of what topic we are addressing. To be able to make a intelligent comment of the topic, one should firstly read up intensely, find out more, before a sensible judgement can be reached. Even so, there is a lot of personal biased to eliminate.

    We are all intelligent being, because we are top of the food chain. Please people, dont make us sound very foolish..make a critical comment that construct and not spectacle.

  18. I am a women, straight. I have gay and lesbian friends, they are really nice responsible people and contribute to society. At times, i feel that they are even more helpful, well behave and sensitive than my straight friends. Even though i don't understand why, when, how they become who they are today (don't think i will ever truely understand), but i respect their choice. There's good and bad guys everywhere, be it regardless of any sexual orientation.

  19. I am a gay man.
    My personal feeling is that Gay/lesbian ppl are no different in one way or another to straight ppl except for their sexual orientation. Kind and evil ppl exist in every corner of the world despite the sexual orientation! Similarly goes to those who are well- and misbehave.
    Hence, please do not condemn about "gay ppl misbehaving in public"if what you feel might be just an isolated case.

  20. To address the sentence "LGBTs are psychologically abnormal to be attracted to their same sex", first, please get your facts right about what 'psychologically abnormal' means.

    If you're talking along the line of psychopathology, then it just shows that you have zero knowledge about what it really means by 'psychologically abnormal'.

    For your info, homosexuality per se had been long removed from DSM-II in the 1970s. Just in case you don't even know what is DSM (which I doubt you even do from your ignorance), it refers to "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders". To put it simply for your borderline-deficient brain so that it can comprehend:
    "Homosexuality is NOT considered as an illness".

    And if you want to rebut by saying this diagnosis was replaced by "Gender Identity Disorder" from your pathetic wiki search skills, please save your breath because GID and homosexuality are two different things.

    So please try to refrain from making discriminatory comments on others when you obviously do not even know the basics. Failing to do so will just make you look like an total idiot. Thank you.

  21. God Made Men & Women for a reason… nature suggest copulation … this is going against nature … just a thought /:

  22. I do not understand people who are too quick to judge. So what if one is gay or not. Shouldn't the personality, skills, attributes and above all, heart, be the determining factor of the worthiness of a human being?

    About nature. Being gay is not natural. Real people always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, plastic, and air conditioning.

    Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

    Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

    Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

    Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

    Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

    Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

    Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in every country.

    Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

    Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

    Just a thought.

  23. it's an abomination

  24. someone here wrote the following :

    ——Anonymous said…———————-

    God Made Men & Women for a reason… nature suggest copulation … this is going against nature … just a thought /: —–

    i dont know if ur a guy or a girl , but if ur a straight guy and someone forced you to fall in love with another guy . .. u would resent that wouldnt you. its the same for homosexual people. they are built that way. so please read up a bit … get informed .. before posting up such comments. who the hell cares about what u define as "natural"

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TV host and writer Anita Kapoor, shot to fame as the clear favourite winner of a Discovery travel host search and has not looked back since. Insatiably curious and possessing a natural wit, this former magazine editor has explored the world for Discovery TLC, AXN, Lonely Planet, Channel News Asia and OKTO, and Starwood Asia Pacific channels, forever on a quest to pioneer the non-conformist stories and locations, especially to connect with the provocateurs who move their worlds.

She is an ambassador for the Singapore chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and her advocacies include Willing Hearts which feeds Singapore’s marginalised, Magic Bus which empowers childrens’ lives in India through sports, and A Single Love which supports single parents. She has also spoken at TEDx Singapore Women 2012 on ‘Female to Female Misogyny in the First World’.

As a Pink Dot ambassador this year, Anita hopes to extend her voice on issues of equality as she firmly believes that everyone deserves equal rights, regardless of the hand they have been dealt in life.

“I see the rights of LGBT people as human rights, really. Everyone deserves to be treated equally – in society, in employment and in the eyes of the law. I believe that as fellow human beings, it’s important to stand together – to speak up for one another when we have the ability and opportunity to do so.”

Anita continues: “There’s a lot of work to be done, a lot of people we need to reach out to. Every one of us has the capacity to be a hero to someone else. I hope more Singaporeans will join us at this year’s Pink Dot. Because together, we can make this a more inclusive society for everyone.”