Singapore turned pink


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Thousands of Singaporeans on Saturday rallied for gay rights at the annual Pink Dot celebration, despite a new government policy banning foreigners from participating.

Pink Dot, which plays on Singapore’s “Little Red Dot” nickname, is a non-profit organisation set up to promote LGBT equality in Singapore which has held an annual celebration for the last eight years.

Pink was chosen because it is the mix of the colors of Singapore’s national flag – red and white. Pink Dot stands for an open, inclusive society.

Under Singapore law, sex between men is punishable by up to two years in jail.