Yesterday, Singapore celebrated the 7th Annual Pink Dot gay rights rally in Hong Lim Park.
Celebrating the capacity for love which lives within Singapore as well as all Singaporeans, Pink Dot aims to help build a kinder and more inclusive Singapore.
Paerin Choa, spokesman for the event, spoke of the challenges the LGBT community has recently encountered, including a court decision to uphold a law criminalizing sexual acts between men. The government of Singapore continues to insist that Singapore society is conservative, and not ready to embrace full LGBT rights.
As night fell, per tradition, the record setting 28,000 attendees lit their pink torches to form an enormous, living pink dot in a show of solidarity and love.
The Pink Dot campaign’s annual video reflected on the progress the LGBT community has made in Singapore. Always touching.