Alvinology Goes to Pink Dot 2013

I attended Pink Dot 2013 on 29 June and took some photos. The last time I attended a Pink Dot event was for the first event, five years ago. You can read about the first Pink Dot here.

Happy folks at Pink Dot 2013
Happy folks at Pink Dot 2013

Comparing the crowd then and now, I must say the atmosphere is much more festive and more people were willing to pose for photographs with happy expressions.  The turnout has grown exponentially, such that the designated venue, Hong Lim Park can no longer contain everyone.

For those who do not know about Pink Dot, it is an annual event campaigning for diversity and inclusiveness while fostering understanding for the basic human need to love and be loved, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Global financial firm J.P. Morgan, local hotel PARKROYAL on Pickering, popular contact lens specialist CooperVision and audio branding agency The Gunnery, came on board as Corporate Contributors of Pink Dot 2013. They join a growing list that includes search engine giant Google and international banking group Barclays.

Here are some of my photos taken at Pink Dot 2013:

A large crowd has already gathered when I arrived
A large crowd has already gathered when I arrived
Crowd having picnic on the grass patch
Crowd having picnic on the grass patch
Crowd gathered near the stage
Crowd gathered near the stage
Community tent
Community tent
Pink out loud
Pink out loud
Cosplayer spotted
Cosplayer spotted
Spotted a friend, Daen, giving out free chicken from Nandos
Spotted a friend, Daen, giving out free chicken from Nando’s
Painting mats
Painting mats
This Hello Kitty bubble machine got a lot of grown-men excited
This Hello Kitty bubble machine got a lot of grown-men excited
Free pink cranes
The Purple Alliance
The Purple Alliance
Striaght Ally noticeboard
Striaght Ally noticeboard
Pink balloon house
Pink balloon house
Crew giving out free pink torchlights
Crew giving out free pink torchlights
Peformance on stage
Performance on stage
Singing band
Singing band
Pink Dot plush toys for sale
Pink Dot plush toys for sale
Group of guys with pink hats
Group of guys with pink hats
Rainbow parents
Rainbow parents
A pair of pink Nando chickens
A pair of pink Nando chickens
Group singing of our national anthem, Majulah Singapura
Group singing of our national anthem, Majulah Singapura
Group form Humanist Society
Group from Humanist Society
Group from University of Chicago
Group from University of Chicago
Cheers!
Cheers!
Can you see the small remote helicopter camera on the top left-hand corner?
Can you see the small remote helicopter camera on the top left-hand corner?
Group from Credit Suisse waving at the camera
Group from Credits Suisse waving at the camera
Crowd waving as the helicopter flew by
Crowd waving as the helicopter flew by
Skit performance
Skit performance
Friends gathered for picnic
Friends gathered for picnic
Some brought kids along
Some brought kids along
Happy couple
Happy couple
Some came in flamboyant costumes
Some came in flamboyant costumes
Interesting looking guy with pink hat
Interesting looking guy with pink hat
Pink balloons for everyone to pose with
Pink balloons for everyone to pose with
Free cotton candy from one of the sponsor, Barclays
Free cotton candy from one of the sponsor, Barclays
All-male cheerleading group
All-male cheerleading group
Many brought their pet dogs
Many brought their pet dogs
Last picture of the crowd before I left Hong Lim Park at around 7pm
Last picture of the crowd before I left Hong Lim Park at around 7pm

More photos are available in my Facebook album for Pink Dot 2013.

Btw, CooperVision is running a #iseefreedom photo contest in conjunction with Pink Dot 2013The first prize is a prize of your choice worth up to SGD$1000 + 3 months supply of CooperVision contact lens! 

You can find out more about the contest HERE. I will be submitting some of my photos. Do send in yours too. 🙂 

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