Thasha (second from right) and friends

Pink Dot 10: Woke in Progress
Remember the petition to lower the rating of Love, Simon that went viral? Meet Thasha, the teenager who got the ball rolling when an innocuous coming-of-age rom-com that she and her friends were looking forward to catch was rated R21. [Click here to watch]

About the director
Christopher Khor is a filmmaker with a particular focus on documentary, telling ordinary people’s extraordinary stories. He hopes to educate the public about transgender people, while empowering the transgender community with information and resources that would help them lead their best lives. He is currently a member of transgendersg.com, an online portal with Singapore-specific information on transition.

 

Sam and Dolly (right)

Pink Dot 10: Building Bridges
Stalwart straight supporters, the mother and daughter team of Dolly and Sam, have been tireless volunteers at Pink Dot for a long time. Find out the reasons that keep them coming back year after year, and what their hopes are for both the straight and LGBTQ communities.

About the director
Quen Wong is a producer, writer and director of documentary films, which include Power And Piety: The Hellfire Nation (a film essay on the role of religion in American politics), and Undercover Asia: Treatment Or Torture (an investigation into human rights abuses in drug rehab centres across Cambodia). By night, Quen is a standup comedian on the open-mic circuit who is working towards starring in her own Netflix Special!

 

Faiz

Pink Dot 10: Home Truths
What is it like to grow up grappling with gender in a Malay Muslim family, and to live and love as a human being confronting mortality? Listen to the story of how Faiz is making every moment of life count.

About the director
He Shuming is a screenwriter and director who has worked on various Pink Dot videos over the last 10 years, with the short documentary in 2016’s campaign featuring AJ and his mother Honey Bee being a particular highlight. His recent work includes a music video for Singapore getai legend and Pink Dot 2016 ambassador Liu Ling Ling and a segment in the Chinese-dialect anthology film 667 (2017). He is currently working on his first full-length feature, Ajoomma.

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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.”