01 Jun '17, 10pm

Singapore gay pride Pink Dot rally wins record sponsorship, despite tough government crackdown

Singapore gay pride Pink Dot rally wins record sponsorship, despite tough government crackdown

Singapore’s gay pride rally has won sponsorship from a record number of companies, despite tough government restrictions aimed at preventing foreigners from attending. The organisers of the Pink Dot Rall y have raised the equivalent of $183,000 US Dollars from more than 100 companies for the rally, due to be held on July 1st at ‘Speaker’s Corner’ in a downtown park. This is a huge increase on the 18 companies who contributed last year, 13 of which were multinationals like Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook. Sex between men is still illegal in Singapore, although prosecutions are rare. Singapore’s government announced just days after last year’s successfully rally that foreigners would not be allowed to attend or sponsor the event . Singaporean law prevents foreigners from participating in political rallies, but they have generally got around the restriction by claiming the...

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