I attended Pink Dot 2013 on 29 June and took some photos. The last time I attended a Pink Dot event was for the first event, five years ago. You can read about the first Pink Dot here.
Happy folks at Pink Dot 2013
Comparing the crowd then and now, I must say the atmosphere is much more festive and more people were willing to pose for photographs with happy expressions. The turnout has grown exponentially, such that the designated venue, Hong Lim Park can no longer contain everyone.
For those who do not know about Pink Dot, it is an annual event campaigning for diversity and inclusiveness while fostering understanding for the basic human need to love and be loved, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Global financial firm J.P. Morgan, local hotel PARKROYAL on Pickering, popular contact lens specialist CooperVision and audio branding agency The Gunnery, came on board as Corporate Contributors of Pink Dot 2013. They join a growing list that includes search engine giant Google and international banking group Barclays.
Here are some of my photos taken at Pink Dot 2013:
A large crowd has already gathered when I arrived
Crowd having picnic on the grass patch
Crowd gathered near the stage
Pink out loud
Spotted a friend, Daen, giving out free chicken from Nando’s
This Hello Kitty bubble machine got a lot of grown-men excited
Free pink cranes
The Purple Alliance
Striaght Ally noticeboard
Pink balloon house
Crew giving out free pink torchlights
Performance on stage
Pink Dot plush toys for sale
Group of guys with pink hats
A pair of pink Nando chickens
Group singing of our national anthem, Majulah Singapura
Group from Humanist Society
Group from University of Chicago
Can you see the small remote helicopter camera on the top left-hand corner?
Group from Credits Suisse waving at the camera
Crowd waving as the helicopter flew by
Friends gathered for picnic
Some brought kids along
Some came in flamboyant costumes
Interesting looking guy with pink hat
Pink balloons for everyone to pose with
Free cotton candy from one of the sponsor, Barclays
All-male cheerleading group
Many brought their pet dogs
Last picture of the crowd before I left Hong Lim Park at around 7pm
More photos are available in my Facebook album for Pink Dot 2013.
Btw, CooperVision is running a #iseefreedom photo contest in conjunction with Pink Dot 2013. The first prize is a prize of your choice worth up to SGD$1000 + 3 months supply of CooperVision contact lens!
You can find out more about the contest HERE. I will be submitting some of my photos. Do send in yours too. :)