Despite restrictions and tight security, Singapore’s Pink Dot festival was a massive success
Singapore’s annual Pink Dot, their Pride event, drew thousands of people to the city today (1 July).
Despite new restrictions keeping foreigners out of the event, with barricades around the rally site, many came to celebrate.
Only people from Singapore or permanent residents could attend this year’s Pink Dot – an event which used to attract many foreign visitors. This is due to how only local people can enter Speakers’ Corner. Participants had to show ID to prove they were citizens.
An estimated 20,000 people came to the event, a decrease from around 25,000 last year.
Male homosexuality is illegal in Singapore. While it is rarely enforced, same-sex relationships are not recognized under the law, and adoption of children by same-sex couples is illegal.
But that didn’t stop all these people celebrating, and making sure they were wearing pink.
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by Joe Morgan
Source – Gay Star News