Singapore announces Pink Dot date

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Singapore’s LGBT groups announced on Thursday the date of this year’s “freedom to love” Singapore Pink Dot event for June 29. The gathering of LGBT people and their allies will occur at Speaker’s Corner at Hong Lim Park.

The demonstration will see thousands gather at dusk holding up pink lights in an effort to create a massive dot to show their support for LGBT rights in the Southeast Asian city-state.

It comes after last year’s large success, which saw a reported 15,000 people gather to create one of the largest pink dots in the park.

While the government had been pressed to allow a larger location for the gathering and demonstration in support of the Pink Dot event, organizers said officials refused their requests.

In the socially conservative country, protests are largely forbidden and only Speaker’s Corner in the country is allowed to host public gatherings of this size.

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