Official Pink Dot SG Statement
Close to 20,000 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents turned up at Speakers’ Corner at Hong Lim Park to send a strong and illuminating message of inclusion and diversity in celebration of Pink Dot SG’s 9th edition with a scintillating rainbow amidst a sea of pink. In order to stay in line with amendments to the Public Order Act, organisers, for the first time, have had to setup barricades and security checkpoints to ensure that only Singaporeans and Permanent Residents are able to participate in this rally in support of the Freedom to Love, regardless of race, language, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Pink Dot SG spokesperson, Paerin Choa said, “Despite the barriers that have been placed in front of us, we are immensely grateful for the massive support Singapore has shown which we feel reflects a turning point in attitudes towards the LGBT community within the greater Singapore fabric. Even with this restricted space that limits Singapore’s true propensity for love, we feel that we have taken yet another important step in achieving true equality for all Singaporeans.”

“We would like to thank all Singaporeans and PRs who waited in queue and for those who were unfortunately unable to enter the park due to overcapacity – we are greatly heartened by your show of support.”

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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.”