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Written by sayoni   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 18:25

 

In exactly one month, on 18 June 2011, Singaporeans will, for the third year running, gather at Hong Lim Park to form a human pink dot in support of the belief that everyone deserves the freedom to love.

 

Organised by a pool of Singaporean volunteers, Pink Dot campaigns for diversity, inclusiveness, and works to foster understanding for the basic human need to love and be loved, regardless of oneʼs sexual orientation.

This year, Pink Dot 2011 is fronted by the DIM SUM DOLLIES (picture below), the comedy trio comprising Emma Yong, Pam Oei and Selena Tan. Festivities begin at 4.30pm with a dynamic line-up including performances by Dave Tan of local indie band Electrico, Broadway Beng Sebastian Tan and dance group Voguelicious.


A campaign video, conceptualised and directed by award-winning filmmaker Boo Junfeng (Sandcastle, Cannes 2010), can be seen here: http://youtu.be/FrIB5Ojbqns.


Already, the video has garnered more than 34,000 views within 36 hours of its May 17 launch.


Boo, 28, said: "The social stigma that LGBT people carry is often overlooked when we talk about homosexuality. The freedom to love and the comfort of being yourself, things many LGBT people hope to have, are often taken for granted by straight people. Beyond the event on June 18, I hope the video will continue to empower and inspire empathy for LGBT people".


Pink Dot spokesperson Paerin Choa said: "We believe that Pink Dot 2011 will take another step towards a more inclusive and cohesive Singapore. Past events have seen people from different walks of life come together for this event – young, old, straight, gay, families and friends. It is extremely heartwarming to know that Singaporeans believe in building a more tolerant and harmonious society."


Please SAVE THE DATE:

WHAT: PINK DOT 2011
WHERE: Hong Lim Park
WHEN: Saturday, June 18, 2011
WHAT TO WEAR: Of course, PINK!
TIMINGS: Activities commence 4.30pm, Concert begins at 5pm, Dot is formed at
6pm


*Please note: According to the park's terms and conditions, only Singaporeans and Permanent Residents may participate at the events held at Hong Lim Park. However, foreigners are most welcome to watch and observe.


For media enquiries and interviews, email writetopinkdot@gmail.com.

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 June 2011 09:51
 

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# pinkdotsg 2011-06-04 22:07
Dear friends,

Pink Dot 2011 is just 2 weeks away.

Thank you for supporting our campaign video. It has gone viral worldwide and chalked up almost 180,000 views barely 2 weeks after its release.

Please pledge your attendance on our Facebook event page so that we have a rough idea how many people are coming:

www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=213227668705748

Thank you.

The Pink Dot organising committee.

Links:

Pink Dot 2011 campaign videos:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrIB5Ojbqns

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDqE4qx4mY0

Pink Dot's website:

pinkdotsg.blogspot.com/

Pink Dot on Facebook:

www.facebook.com/pinkdot?sk=info

www.facebook.com/pinkdotsg?sk=info
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# pinkdotsg 2011-06-12 07:03
Countdown: 6 days to Pink Dot 2011 (Saturday, 18th June)!

Dearest friends,

Pink Dot 2011 will be happening this coming Saturday at 5 pm.

We have a brand-new programme lined up for you - a musical concert featuring the Dim Sum Dollies, Dave Tan (Electrico), Michaela Therese, Sebastian Tan as Broadway Beng, OMG winner Jill Marie Thomas, Rima S and the ever-luscious Voguelicious!

The major LGBT organisations in Singapore will also be on hand to show everyone what they have to offer.

Even if you don't have a single article of pink clothing in your wardrobe, come down to Hong Lim Park anyway. We have loads of pink accessories to be given out with which you can pinkify yourself.

However, we request that you do a bit of homework.

We are going to sing The Beatles' hit, "I want to hold your hand" at the finale, so you need to learn how to sing it.

Please watch a video of the song on YouTube:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pygvbo3ZAxw

See you there!

The Pink Dot organising committee.
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# pinkdotsg 2011-06-17 02:02
Come make Pink Dot tomorrow! (Saturday, Hong Lim Park)

Dearest friends,

Tomorrow, Saturday, 18th June, is Pink Dot day!

Our concert will start at 5 p.m. sharp, but you may want to come a bit earlier, say, at 4:30 p.m., to visit the LGBT organisation "booths" or snap photos with our roving performers.

This is a RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. So, if you have a pink umbrella at home, do bring it along. If not, we have some to give away but supplies are limited.

The theme song for this year is the Beatles hit, "I want to hold your hand". Please take some time to learn how to sing it by watching this video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=pygvbo3ZAxw

The lyrics are in the video description section just below the video.

For our friends overseas who cannot join in the festivities, a live video feed of the event will be broadcast over the Internet. This is another first for Pink Dot. You will be able to watch it here:

live.insing.com/

See you tomorrow!

The Pink Dot organising committee.
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# lublub 2011-06-17 09:11
To celebrate the Freedom to Love at PinkDot's event, YOH will be having a booth in Hong Lim Park. YOH volunteers will be on hand to talk to you about us and what our programmes are. You can also sign up to be informed of the next YOH's Support Group or any other YOH event, or be part of the exciting group of YOH's volunteers.


Furthermore, we'll be kicking start a photo op project, called "I Am". Here are the details:

young-out-here.blogspot.com/2011/06/pinkdot-2011-whats-yoh-doing-at-pinkdot.html


See you at our booth at PinkDot!

Cheers!
Lublub
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# pinkdotsg 2011-06-20 05:09
Thank you for making Pink Dot 2011!

Dearest friends,

We would sincerely like to thank everyone who turned up at Hong Lim Park on Saturday to support the freedom to love.

The event received wide coverage in the mainstream media -

Channel News Asia:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gzIGQSnrjI

The Straits Times:

www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_681467.html

Yahoo! News:

sg.news.yahoo.com/blogs/singaporescene/record-10-000-turnout-pink-dot-155047382.html

Lian He Zao Bao:

www.zaobao.com.sg/sp/sp110619_026.shtml

You may like to watch Pink Dot's own official video of the event:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ0aPyNbzns

We hope to see you again next year!

The Pink Dot organising committee
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