29 June 2019 – The 11th Pink Dot has been formed in Hong Lim Park. Despite initial thunderstorms in the afternoon before the event started, Speaker’s Corner is once again filled to capacity as thousands gather in a rallying call against discrimination towards the LGBTQ community in Singapore.
The campaign for this year focuses on the many stories of discrimination faced by the different members of our community in all facets of Singaporean society – in the workplace, in schools, in public and online.
“It has been a decade and yet our leaders seem to be selective in their listening when it comes to the discrimination that LGBTQ people face every single day,” says Paerin Choa, Pink Dot SG Spokesperson. “We continue to be made invisible and marginalised in Singapore where we are denied respect and dignity by the laws and the policies of this country.”
Representing the next generation of Pink Dot SG organisers, Clement Tan, Pink Dot SG Spokesperson echoes these sentiments, “The rest of the world has moved on. We’ve seen Taiwan, India, Bhutan, Botswana, Ecuador – countries where the governments have taken steps towards freedom and equality for all their citizens – all in one year. As young Singaporeans who are contributing to our nation, we ask ourselves if Singapore is the place where we want to really lay down our roots, build careers, and start our families. It’s ridiculous that Singapore is left behind time and time again.”
We also wish to thank our 118 Singaporean RD4PD sponsors for supporting Pink Dot 11 and everyone for coming down to Hong Lim Park to form Pink Dot 11.