Hong Kong’s Tamar Park turned into a bright sea of pink yesterday as over 10 thousand attendees showed up for the “Pink Dot” movement advocating support for the city’s LGBT community.
Originating in Singapore, the Pink Dot movement was held for the first time in Hong Kong yesterday with the help of three local organizations including Pink Alliance, Big Love Alliance and the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs Association of Hong Kong. The whole event was set up as a carnival with picnics, game booths and a concert. It attracted over 10 thousand people dressed in pink who joined in the park to form a giant pink dot symbolizing support for diversity, inclusiveness and the freedom of love.
The event also attracted support from parents and children as a sort of learning activity. One man who participated with his three-year-old daughter said that he wanted her to understand the diversity of society so that she could grow up without bias. “It’s necessary to nurture her attitude of embracing different people with love from a young age,” he said.
Before the event, certain members of the public (we wonder if this group had anything to do with it) voiced concern over whether the event would indoctrinate children by advocating homosexuality. Chairman of Equal Opportunities Commission York Chow said during the event that everyone had his own freedom of thoughts, and that removing the prejudicial languages and actions in the society was more important than such worries.
[Images Via GayStarNews and The Sun]
By Jennifer Hui