Singapore’s Hong Lim Park in China Town was on that hot and steamy Saturday afternoon on June 18 a sea of pink. Pink T-Shirts, pink shoes, pink balloons, some outrageous gay queens even pinked up their pet dogs.
The official event lasted only one hour. Everything is very organised and scheduled in Singapore. And yet, there was a dash of a hilarious anarchy to it, which only can be found at gay events. Many people showed up hours before the launch of Pink Dot seizing the opportunity for a picnic with delicious food, bubbling French champagne, good friends and the determination to make a statement: look, dear fellow Singaporeans, we are here, we are queer, we do not hide anymore, we are proud of what we are. Read more