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.

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  • really great :)

    Dear Queerty,

    I would like to personally thank you for such beautiful message. I am deeply proud and honored to call myself a homosexual and feel that the messages presented by the “Pink Dot” and the “Stand Up” clips are what I feel should be the primary focus of this site. I am very pleased with both clips and feel that they are truly affirming and touch on the greater issues of LGBT around the world and the problems that many face entirely.

    I would love to start the Pink Dot campaign here in the states.

    Good job!

  • Giselle

    Just beautiful.

  • drumbeats

    Oh my goodness, the Singapore Pink Dot video actually made me cry. Beautifully shot, and successfully captures some relationships I don’t immediately think about (like between co-workers, for example).

  • Jeffree

    The Pink Dot program could definitely be adapted here in the US. It’s a scaleable concept that work just about anywhere.

    l need to read up on the Irish BeLonG campaign now, too.

    Darn, another good post with low pick up in the comment zone! Keep it up — info like this does need to get out there. Thanks, Queerty.

  • Jeffree

    editing fail on my part: the Dot concept COULD work almost anywhere.

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