It was not even two months ago, on the evening before June 18th when the anticipation for Pink Dot SG flooded the air in cities around the globe. Their message, clear and strong, “Support the Freedom to Love” attracted many to their peaceful event. Every year their attendee list seemed to have doubled and this year was no exception.
With over 10,000 people crowding around Hong Lim Park two records were broken that very day. It was the most people ever to appear for any event at Hong Lim Park and the most people to ever attend Pink Dot SG. For Singapore, this was a true breakthrough for change! Organizers may be looking else where to hold the event as the current location may not support the amount of attendees.
It’s the pure simplicity of their message that has touched our hearts which is why we want to bring this to Montreal. Not only to support all the LGBT people in our beautiful city but to send a message to the world that “The Freedom to Love” is important. Nobody should have to hide away or feel any discomfort to express their love in public whether it be a hug, holding hands, or a simple kiss. Although we experience far more accepting attitudes here in Montreal, there is still a lot of improvement which needs to be made. For Canada, for North America, for Singapore and every other country around the globe.
This years event, sponsored by Google allowed Pink Dot SG, for the first time, to invite local singers and performers for enterainment. Their ambassadors for 2011 being the Dim Sum Dollies, a popular cabaret group in Singapore. Take a peek at the video put together by the Pink Dot SG team after the event which took place at Hong Lim Park on June 18th 2011.