Singapore’s renowned pride celebration, Pink Dot, makes a comeback on June 24 for a one-day event at Hong Lim Park.
Pink Dot 15 is the fifteen edition of an LGBTQ+ rally featuring an array of activities, speeches, communities and families uniting, and epic performances at the Pink Dot Concert to finish the evening. This year is extra special because it’s the first event since the repeal of Section 377A in November.
Pink Dot 15
The event begins at 4pm with the concert kicking off at 7pm. There will also be community tents offering a refuge to learn about sexual orientation, food stalls, and more. It is recommended that visitors show up in pink with their families to support.
Additionally, a list of panelists with expertise will give talks at the event. For example, Medli Loo, a 19-year old transgender woman, working in acting and theatre, as well as social worker for the Trans community Shan Menon, and SAFE’s founding member Tan Joo Hymn, to name a few.
Of course, participants will gather to form a ”pink dot” to showcase inclusiveness, diversity and freedom to love like every year. Certainly, Pink Dot in Singapore is the perfect place to picnic with loved ones. In addition, supporting the mission that LGBTQI+ have a place in our society and to combat discrimination.
The event draws record numbers each year with an estimated of more than 30,000 people attended in 2022. Pink Dot 15 is expected to also attract thousands of visitors. Meanwhile, local businesses are rallying to support with proceeds going to Pink Dot. For instance, Sago House in Chinatown has introduced a month-long cocktail experience for the community.
Pink Dot SG was formed in 2009, and hosts an annual event in support of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community in Singapore.