Tag: Pink Dot

The Chairman of Banyan Tree Holdings Pens An Open Letter In Support Of Pink Dot

Dear Straight People, I was recently asked by the founders of the Pink Dot movement to write something to commemorate the tenth edition of Pink Dot. It was 6 years ago that I wrote Some Day, a short essay on the gay rights movement in Singapore. I related it to my own experience with the

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Jee Responds To The ‘Gay Tank Top’ SAFRA Saga Going Viral – We Just Want Fair Treatment

Dear Straight People, It feels strange to call you ‘Straight People’, because you are so much more than your sexual orientation. You are grandfathers, mothers, nephews, teachers, fire fighters, bartenders, stamp collectors, knitting enthusiasts, and lovers of curry laksa. Sexual orientation is a vital part of who we are, but it’s only one part. In

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‘I Am Not Angry’ – A Foreigner’s Perspective On Being Barred From Attending Pink Dot

Dear Straight People, This is me at my first Pink Dot, having been in Singapore less than a year. I had left a large group of friends back home and felt isolated and lonely for the first time in years, finding it hard to make quality connections. Where was the Singapore LGBTQ community? Where were

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An Open Letter To Those Bent On Destroying Pink Dot

Dear you, You don’t like Pink Dot. We understand that. Nobody expects you to like something against your will. So don’t come. But you do. And you come not merely to observe, but with the intention to cause trouble. You bring your friends. You sing hymns at the perimeter of Hong Lim Park one day

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Out Of The Closet: Theresa Goh Shares Her Story

National swimmer. Paralympic medalist. 2017 Pink Dot ambassador. The honorary 50th feature of our Out Of The Closet series is someone who needs little introduction. Dear Straight People, Meet 30-year old Singaporean Theresa Goh – Singapore’s FIRST ‘out’ athlete! A world record holder for the SB4 50 metres and 200 metres breaststroke, Theresa is best known for clinching

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Interview With Pink Dot Ambassadors: Nathan Hartono, Theresa Goh & Ebi Shankara

  Dear Straight People, In light of the politically charged climate of 2017, it’s safe to say that more attention than ever will be heaped on the Pink Dot ambassadors this year. So it’s highly commendable that singer Nathan Hartono, para-swimmer Theresa Goh and actor Ebi Shankara have stepped up to take on the role

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Fabulous Baker Boy Review: Singapore’s Most Pro-LGBT Bakery Cafe

Dear Foodies, I think we may have just discovered Singapore’s most LGBT-friendly cafe! Hidden amidst the lush greenery of Fort Canning Park is The Fabulous Baker Boy, an all-day bakery cafe that has amassed quite the reputation for its ability to bake fabulous treats. Located just a stone’s throw away from Clarke Quay MRT station,

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25 Singaporean Heroes Of The LGBT Community Millennials Don’t Know About

Dear Millennials, When it comes to the history of your own community, you know nothing. But there’s no need for you to get all defensive. This isn’t a millennial shaming post. Because truth be told, your ignorance isn’t your fault. You weren’t taught the origins of the gay rights movement. And LGBT activists don’t really

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10 Funny Gifs That Perfectly Describes How Attending Pink Dot Is Like

Dear Gay People, If you’ve attended Pink Dot before, this post is going to give you so much feels. If you haven’t, the following 10 funny gifs will give you some valuable insight into how the Pink Dot experience is like for most gay people! 1. You’re greeted by a ridiculously enthusiastic bunch of people

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