Pink Dot 2009 to 2015 in GIFs & photos

This is what happens when the most successful public gathering reaches saturation point.

Martino Tan| June 13, 10:21 PM

The seventh edition of Pink Dot SG held on June 13, 2015, observed its largest turn-out yet, with more than 28,000 people attending the annual event that supports the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

However, Pink Dot 2015 observed its lowest increase since 2010 (its second edition), with the community interest perhaps reaching saturation level.

Paerin Choa, Pink Dot SG Spokesperson, also acknowledged the set-backs faced by the community this year, highlighting examples such as the Court of Appeal upholding the constitutionality of Section 377a of the Penal Code to the censorship of Jolin’s Tsai’s same-sex music video.

Setbacks by Pink Dot organisers

First, Hotel Parkroyal on Pickering ceased its sponsorship, with the hotel spokesman telling Mumbrella that "the company would be spending its CSR investments on other causes".

Second, its Pink Dot 2015's ambassador Munah abruptly announced on Instagram yesterday (June, 13) that she would not be attending Pink Dot today.

The reason was her "jobs and appointment", according to her YouTube partner and fellow Pink Dot ambassador Hirzi's explanation at the Pink Dot press conference.

Nontheless, here are 7 Pink Dot SG gatherings in GIFs and photos over the years.

Pink Dot 2015 (28,000 participants, 2,000 more than Pink Dot 2014)

pink-dot-2015 Source: Pink Dot SG Facebook

Milestones: Largest-ever list of corporate sponsors - Twitter, Cathay Organisation, Bloomberg, join returning sponsors Google, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, BP, J.P. Morgan and The Gunnery.

Creation of ‘Pink Street': These include outlets along North Canal Road like Settler’s Café, Elevate Gym, Asia Wine Network, and D’Bell Singapore.

Pink Dot 2014 (26,000 participants, 5,000 more than Pink Dot 2013)

pink-dot-2014-02 Source: Pink Dot SG Youtube

Milestones: Inaugural Community Voices segment, where invited speakers from the LGBT community, and straight allies, shared stories on their personal challenges.

Sponsors: Google, Barclays, J P Morgan, Goldman Sachs, BP, Contact lens brand CooperVision and The Gunnery’s sound system.

Pink Dot 2013 (21,000 participants, 6,000 more than Pink Dot 2012)

pink-dot-2013-02 Source: Pink Dot SG Youtube

New sponsors: Global financial firm J.P. Morgan, local hotel Parkroyal on Pickering, contact lens specialist CooperVision and audio branding agency The Gunnery.

Pink Dot 2012 (15,000 participants, 5,000 more than Pink Dot 2011)

pink-dot-2012 Source: Pink Dot SG Youtube

Milestone: First night Pink Dot.

Pink Dot 2011 (10,000 participants, 6,000 more than Pink Dot 2010)

Pink+Dot+2011 Source: Pink Dot website

Milestones: Viral video! (Pink Dot’s official Campaign Video, directed by director Boo Junfeng generated 200,000 hits in the four short weeks since it was first uploaded to YouTube)

Google Singapore became one of Pink Dot's sponsors.

Pink Dot 2010 (4,000 participants, 1,500 more than Pink Dot 2009)

Pink Dot 2010 Source: Pink Dot website

Milestones: Three local celebrities – veteran actors Adrian Pang, Tan Kheng Hua and DJ Johnson Ong, also known as DJ BigKid – were ambassadors for the event.

Pink Dot 2009 (2,500 participants)

Pink_Dot_2009 Source: Pink Dot website

Milestones: The event garnered local and international press coverage, including the BBC and New York Times.

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