Pink Dot 2013 campaign video

I just saw this earlier today. It’s really sweet. I’ve always liked ‘Home‘, one of our National Day Parade songs in the past. For this video it’s sung by the composer himself, Dick Lee. It serves the stories depicted in the video really well. And it’s a lovely video, start to end.

From Pink Dot, where the video was posted a month ago:

In a shift from the short film format characteristic of the previous two iterations, this year’s campaign video examines moments poignant and painful, as seen through the eyes of three protagonists in portrayals based on true-to-life experiences. Set to the heartwarming lyrics of one of the country’s most recognisable songs, ‘Home’, written and sung by the multi-talented Dick Lee, the video – sharing the same title as the song, and directed by acclaimed homegrown filmmaker Boo Junfeng – touches on issues faced by LGBT people in Singapore, including love, family acceptance, transphobia and personal loss.

Pink Dot is happening this Saturday. According to its Facebook of the organiser, the event is open at 5.00pm, with the concert starting at 6.30pm.

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From the Facebook of Pink Dot SG. Click image to go there.

With regards to the weather on that day, the organiser also advises:

Looks like we may get clear skies this Saturday in Singapore! With the favourable forecast in wind direction, we will proceed with all our plans for #PinkDot2013 on June 29! However, do keep yourselves subscribed to this page ( Pink Dot’s Facebook)  should there be any last minute changes. More importantly, we hope that the fires in Sumatra will be put out soon, so that our friends in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia will be free from haze, whichever way the wind blows.

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Ambassadors for Pink Dot 2013

Hot damn, Mark Richmond looks hot now, I have to say. All beefy and brawny like that. Yummy. And that dazzling smile and that dimple! Whoa. Funny I never thought of him as cute before. But maybe it was because he was younger, and younger men just don’t register in the radar of my brain cells. I’ve always been into the look of ‘older’ men. By the way, he’s got pretty face and dimple and bushy eyebrows and cleft chin. WTF, how many good-looking features can get squeezed onto one face? So unfair.

And Ivan Heng looks delectable. Check out those lips. He’s got sexy face. He makes me think of Alan Cumming, somehow. They have the same vibe, and amazing talent. And check out his veiny solid forearms at 0:53 of the video. Yummy. Lucky pink plushie, he looks damn pleased with himself, I want to slap the smug look off his face.

With the gorgeous Michelle Chia, the trio are the ambassadors of Pink Dot, annually held at Hong Lim Park, Singapore, since 2009. The organizers of the movement write in their ‘about’ page that:

Pink Dot Sg is a non-profit movement started by a group of individuals who care deeply about the place that LGBT Singaporeans call home. It is a group for everyone, straight and gay, who support the belief that everyone deserves the freedom to love. With openness and acceptance, we hope to bring LGBT Singaporeans closer to their family and friends.

Pink is the colour of our ICs. It is also the colour when you mix red and white – the colours of our national flag. Pink Dot stands for an open, inclusive society within our Red Dot, where sexual orientation represents a feature, not a barrier.

Another remarkable thing is that the home-grown event has inspired people around the world to organise their own Pink Dot event. Its Wikipedia page lists the cities that have held gatherings.

For Singapore this year, it will be held on the 29th June. To find out more about the event, check out their site here, and their Facebook page here.

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Image from Pink Dot SG’s Facebook. Click to go to source.