Dear Singaporean / PR friends,
It has been a difficult year for Pink Dot, which faced many challenges that seemed insurmountable at the outset. Nevertheless, the organizers appear to have acquired a knack for doing the impossible and the event will go on today.
If you are a straight ally, I implore you to come stand in solidarity. For the LGBT community, it is but a dream to share in the same human dignities as you, to live full and proper lives. Your support is needed to live that dream. Please stand with us.
If you’re a closeted member of the LGBT community, I also urge you to come. I hope that you will look past the security barricades and ID checks and see — if only for an afternoon — that there is more to life than the darkness of the closet, that there are people out there who care.
Finally, If you’re an out member of the LGBT community, you have a moral responsibility to come. If you do not stand up yourself, you cannot expect others to fight for you. This is your moral duty.
PS: there is still time to get pink clothes for the event. H&M and Topman should have a fair selection left, and Uniqlo stocks pink dry-fit polos.
(note: slight edits for word choice).