Sunday, May 17, 2009

thank you for supporting the freedom to love

7 comments:

  1. I am rushing to post this before this spot gets licked up by radicals on either side of the coin who blame each other for pushing hidden "agendas". To the organizers, thank you for mustering the strength, courage and voice against all odds for a purpose that returns little thanks in itself. I am prouder to be Singaporean today because I feel a little more empowered to envoice my own subjectivity rather than let someone else dictate it. For me, pinkdot was not an LGBT event, but a symbol of tolerant embrace beyond sexual divisions, a platform for the likeminded to reassure their visibility - not to the authorities - but to each other. That's what's most important. Thank you.

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  2. a human just like anyone elseMay 17, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Hi, I watched the video posted and I really want to thank both the organisers as well as those who turned up to support our right to love. It means a lot to me to see that straight people see us for who we are, people who just want to love and be loved. Thank you, thank you so much.

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  3. Hey guys im 14 and i thought i was the only one in Singapore. Thank you pinkdot, this gave me strength to live on and to let me know that im not alone..
    Words couldn't express how thankful i am

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  4. Many thanks to the organisers.
    I am one of those who have left the shores of Singapore because I have never felt a part of the country due to my sexual orientation. The laws simply do not acknowledge the existence of our community.
    It is only today, after seeing this clip of the straight and gay community coming together, that I am proud to call myself a Singaporean.
    Thank you again for standing up for what you believe in.

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  5. Greetings from Bangkok. Shame I was not there to be part of this historical event. Bravo to the organisers and all those who were there. Watching the video and listening to the interviews and speech given, moved my heart so much that I am proud to be who I am. Someone once said, 'Never let anyone dictate your life, be who you are as life is too short to be someone else' - Ziz

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  6. To the 14 year old guy:

    Hey dude, you are not alone. Always remember that. When I was 14, I felt alone for many years too. Am glad that Pink Dot helped you feel that life is worth living :)

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  7. Encouraged PasserbyMay 20, 2009 at 2:36 AM

    Hi, my friend posted this link to me, and I can't say how much this short video has moved me. I have friends who are gay and Swee Lin said it right - no one should live alone and everyone has the right to love and be loved. I will link this video to my straight friends and i quietly hope this video will touch the hearts of those who are prejudiced.

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