10,000 people rally at Hong Lim park in Singapore for the annual “Pink Dot” event, a celebration of LGBT acceptance.
Singapore’s Speakers’ Corner at Hong Lim Park turned into a sea of pink on Saturday as 10,000 people gathered at the third annual installment of Pink Dot ? a reference to Singapore being often referred to as a “red dot” and the colour of its citizens’ identity cards.
Organisers say this year’s turnout broke 2010’s record for the largest public gathering ever seen at the Speakers’ Corner since its opening in 2000.
For the first time, the event featured a concert hosted by Pink Dot 2011 Ambassadors, the Dim Sum Dollies, comprising Selena Tan, Emma Yong and Pamela Oei; and local performers including Sebastian Tan as Broadway Beng, Dave Tan from Electrico, Michaela Therese, Jill Marie Thomas, dance group Voguelicious and performer Rima S. The picnic and concert culminated in a massive human pink dot formed by LGBTs and their friends and family, and a sing-along of the Beatles’ classic “I want to hold your hand.”
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