29 Jun '13, 12pm

Record-breaking attendance at Pink Dot 2013

Record-breaking attendance at Pink Dot 2013

An estimated record-high of 21,000 people turned up at Hong Lim Park on Saturday evening for this year's Pink Dot rally, forming a sea of pink at the Speaker's Corner. Straight and gay, young and old, they were there to show their support for Singapore's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) community and to campaign for equal rights regardless of sexual orientation. [See pictures of the event in our slideshow here ] This year's Pink Dot ambassadors were actress and television host Michelle Chia, sportscaster Mark Richmond and well-known thespian Ivan Heng. Speaking to Yahoo! Singapore on his appointment as ambassador, Heng, who is gay, said, “I had no role models as a young man.” “So I felt it was important for me to stand up and in some way dispel the fear, the ignorance, the prejudice,” he added.

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