A campaign aiming to spread a message of tolerance, respect and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens in Singapore released a new video this week with a powerful message.
The campaign group Pink Dot, a play on the fact that Singapore is often affiliated with a red dot, hold an event every year in Hong Lim Park where participants come dressed in pink and form a human pink dot to show support for LGBT citizens and celebrate inclusiveness.
Watch the great video designed to advertise the Pink Dot 2011 event below:
On 18 June 2011, Singaporeans will, for the third year running, gather at Hong Lim Park to form a human pink dot in support of the belief that everyone deserves the freedom to love.
Organised by a pool of Singaporean volunteers, Pink Dot campaigns for diversity, inclusiveness, and works to foster understanding for the basic human need to love and be loved, regardless of oneʼs sexual orientation.
A campaign video, conceptualised and directed by award-winning filmmaker Boo Junfeng (Sandcastle, Cannes 2010), can be seen here: http://youtu.be/FrIB5Ojbqns.
Already, the video has garnered more than 34,000 views within 36 hours of its May 17 launch.
Boo, 28, said: “The social stigma that LGBT people carry is often overlooked when we talk about homosexuality. The freedom to love and the comfort of being yourself, things many LGBT people hope to have, are often taken for granted by straight people. Beyond the event on June 18, I hope the video will continue to empower and inspire empathy for LGBT people.”
Pink Dot spokesperson Paerin Choa said: “We believe that Pink Dot 2011 will take another step towards a more inclusive and cohesive Singapore. Past events have seen people from different walks of life come together for this event — young, old, straight, gay, families and friends. It is extremely heartwarming to know that Singaporeans believe in building a more tolerant and harmonious society.”
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