Singapore's 'Pink Dot' rally shows growing pressure for gay rights
Singapore: Singapore is seeing a groundswell of support for same-sex rights, reflected in a record 21,000-strong "Pink Dot" rally in the city-state, only months after its High Court rejected a petition to repeal a law which criminalises sex between men.
"There is more awareness, especially with the rise of social media. I think with greater awareness, there is greater support as well," said Kierin Galistan, a secretary and one of the participants at the "Pink Dot" rally on Saturday. "Everyone deserves to love and be loved, regardless of sexual orientation," said Galistan.
In Singapore, sex between men carries a maximum penalty of two years' jail, but the law is seldom enforced. Organisers said the "Pink Dot" rally in Hong Lim Park was the biggest since its inception in 2009, with an estimated 21,000 people. "It's a strong signal that Singapore is not as conservative as some think," said rally spokesman Paerin Choa.
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