PINK PALS

Singapore’s Pink Dot Asks “What Does It Take To Get Straights To Stand Up For LGBTs?”

Every year since 2009 we have come to expect excellent videos from Singapore’s Pink Dot gathering, a public display of the country’s LGBTs and allies in a public park. 2009’s ad had lots of Singaporeans
talking about queers they know.
This year’s ad asks, “Do you have friends and family members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? What does it mean to support their freedom to love?” Consider this in light of BeLonG To Youth Services’ recent Irish anti-bullying ad and it seems the latest trend in anti-bullying and LGBT acceptance efforts has to do with appealing to straights to stand up for their queer pals.