19 Jun '11, 6am

[TOC] Pink Dot – hope of a more inclusive, open-minded Singapore

[TOC] Pink Dot – hope of a more inclusive, open-minded Singapore

My friends, gay brothers gay sisters, straight brothers and straight sisters, welcome! My name is Otto Fong. Some of you may know me for publicly outing myself as a gay man while I was teaching in a secondary school. Thank you for being here! Because of you, we have made history again! This is the single largest gathering of people in support of the freedom to love in Singapore! Do you know that 30 or 40 years ago, the Hong Lim Park area used to be the main gathering place for some gay men? Isn’t it ironic? Isn’t it coincidental? Or is it fateful? Many years ago, I was a frightened, lonely young man as I looked for love along the back alleys near here. It wasn’t easy, and how could it be? We met in the dark, we used fake names, gave out fake numbers because we were so afraid! Worst of all, we broke each others’ hearts because noone taught us how to love. We had to learn ab...

Full article: http://theonlinecitizen.com/2011/06/pink-dot-hope-of-a-mo...

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straitstimes.com 18 Jun '11, 10pm

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straitstimes.com 18 Jun '11, 2pm

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sg.news.yahoo.com 18 Jun '11, 4pm

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Pink Dot is also in @TimeOutSG ! yay!

Pink Dot is also in @TimeOutSG ! yay!

timeoutsingapore.com 09 Jun '11, 2am

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people on the comments, omg fuck you all seriously

people on the comments, omg fuck you all seriously

temasekreview.com 18 Jun '11, 11am

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sg.news.yahoo.com 16 Jun '11, 1am

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