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The power of Pink Dot, Singapore's LGBTQ+ movement, lies in its rejection

Jul 03, 2019 - 1:16 PM

What happens after the music dies and the lights go out on Pink Dot?

Foreigners banned as Singapore holds gay rights rally

Jul 01, 2017 - 11:13 PM

The Singaporean government has also banned overseas companies from providing sponsorship to this year s Pink Dot rally

'PINK DOT' RALLY. A supporter wrapped in a rainbow flag attends the annual "Pink Dot" event in a public show of support for the LGBT community at Hong Lim Park in Singapore on July 1, 2017. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Singapore tells foreign firms not to back gay rights rally

Jun 09, 2016 - 10:50 PM

The statement comes after companies such as Google Facebook and Goldman Sachs backed the annual Pink Dot rally

epa04286844 An aerial handout photo provided by Pink Dot Sg shows participants forming a giant pink dot during the Pink Dot event at the Speakers' Corner in Hong Lim Park in Singapore, 28 June 2014. The annual Pink Dot Sg event is the closest thing Singapore has to a gay pride parade which promotes an acceptance of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in Singapore. About 26,000 people filled Hong Lim Park, the only place where public assemblies can take place without a permit, dressed in pink in support of Pink Dot's message: 'freedom to love'. EPA/PINK DOT SG / HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

#SG50: In Singapore, gay activism is family-friendly

Aug 08, 2015 - 11:50 PM

Singapore is advanced in terms of GDP skyscrapers but we re not quite there yet in terms of the LGBT conversation says Singapore s LGBT movement Pink Dot SG

INCLUSIVE, DIVERSE. Pink Dot SG invites families, friends, and straight individuals to join the LGBT in promoting 'the freedom to live.' File photo by How Hwee Young/EPA

UN dismayed with Singapore anti-gay ruling

Nov 01, 2014 - 3:21 AM

The UN says Singapore s law against sex between men codifies discrimination and contributes to societal stigma against individuals who are gay

Singapore gay rights rally to kick off despite opposition

Jun 28, 2014 - 6:18 PM

The carnival like rally draws a diverse array of straight and gay participants decked out in bright pink attire including hats and even facial hair dyed in the color organizers picked to represent the freedom to love

LGBT RIGHTS. In this file photo taken on June 30, 20102, participants wave pink flashlights in the air at a gay rights rally called Pink Dot in central Singapore. Over 15,000 people participated in Pink Dot that year to form a human circle illuminated by pink flashlights to draw attention to the battle against sexual discrimination. Photo by Stephen Morrison/ EPA

Showdown in Singapore over gay-rights rally

Jun 26, 2014 - 12:43 PM

This year Muslim and Christian conservatives in the multi ethnic island are fighting back against the annual rally celebrating sexual diversity in the city state

PINK DOT 2013. The Pink Dot rally at Singapore's Hong Lim Park, June 29, 2013. Image courtesy of Pink Dot organizers