One thing is for sure, Pink Dot is not cancelled this year. But it will be bigger and better. This will be the first time in 12 years that Pink Dot will not take place at Hong Lim Park. This year, Pink Dot is going digital. There will be livestreams of music performances, short films, digital light up and many more on June 27.
This year’s Pink Dot rally is themed Love Lives Here. The live-streamed programme will feature performances by local artistes Charlie Lim, Joanna Dong, Mathilda D’Silva, Chris Hong and Leon Markus. There will be a music video featuring 35 Singapore drag queens and a special Pink Dot episode of Preetipls’ Nobody Asked series (YouTuber). Animated short films on the experiences of LGBTQ+ youths and a short documentary on a queer family forced to make tough decisions because of the pandemic is said to be featured as well.
Pink Dot organisers are encouraging Singaporeans to leave messages of support on the campaign’s website. These notes will be shown at the end of the live-streamed event to form a glowing digital map of Singapore. Singaporeans are also encouraged to decorate their homes and businesses with pink lights this month.
The event will take place on June 27, 6.30pm on Pink Dot’s website. The organisers highlighted that, “We hope that the spirit of Pink Dot 12 will continue to shine through from our homes, our workplaces and our hearts”. Pink Dot 12 is free, so why don’t we attend the event, decorate our houses pink and enjoy the show.