We are proud to say that we are one of the ten organisations awarded a 5-star in Travel Gay Asia 2013 Audience Award.
We would like to thank all who have shown us support thus far, and given us feedback on improving SGRainbow to be the leading gay and bisexual youth group in Singapore.
Thank you once again and keep a lookout for more exciting activities coming your way.
You may find other winners here: http://www.travelgayasia.com/audience-awards-2013/
Where do you see yourself and our community in 3 to 5 years' time? What can we do to forge a better future for ourselves and other young people of ?
"Based on justice and equality so as to achieve happiness, prosperity and progress for our nation" - these words in our national pledge seem to mean so much yet so little to many of us from the GLBT community for there doesn't seem to be much justice or equality to speak of with 377A and the discrimination across so many facets of our lives.
This year's Pink Dot, SGRainbow went classic as we created our own pledge. Well, not a full paragraph though. But it reinforces the values and beliefs that every Singaporean should have. It was phrased as such :-
I colourfully pledge by the rainbow to:
1) Be who I am
2) Celebrate diversity
3) Live, love and laugh
4) Support equality
5) Respect differences
6) Make the change
Using the above messages, Singaporeans from all walks of life photo-pledged and the messages they grabbed were those that they believed in. It was heartwarming to see everyone supportive in the name of love. There were also excited shrieks as they scrambled to select the messages that they love.
Those who we interviewed were excited as well. Josh, 24, mentioned that "it felt like coming home where you can just be yourselves."
"Who, but us, should be the ones to tell anyone, in the present or the future, that love knows no grounds?" Dexter, 20, added. Both Dexter and Josh are first timer attendees to Pink Dot. Both were asked by their friends to join in to support the freedom to love.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Pink Dot 2013 for inviting us once again to set up our own booth and to the 21,000 strong attendees for believing in unconditional love.
Here are some of the photo-pledges. You may view the rest at our facebook page.