Singapore’s LGBT rights event to be held this June
The biggest LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) rights event in Singapore known as Pink Dot, will return once again at the Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park on 13 June 2015.
The annual event which first started in 2009, rallies those who support LGBT rights to form a giant pink dot in a show of support for inclusiveness, diversity and the freedom to love.
Last year, Pink Dot managed to gather around 26,000 people and become the largest ever civil-society gathering in the country.
It is also the first time that the event drew out a number of strong opposition from Singapore's religious community; mostly from Muslim and Christians who wore white to oppose the event which was held on the first night of Ramadhan.
According to Asia One who quoted the organisers of the event, though Pink Dot is usually held at the end of June, this year the event has moved forward "out of respect for Muslim friends observing Ramadan in the later part of the month".
"Pink Dot stands for an open, inclusive society within our Red Dot, where diversity is a reason for celebration and not discrimination," the organisers said in a statement.
(Photos taken from Pink Dot SG FB)