Singapore’s Pink Dot rally, which started in 2009, has attracted large crowds despite a backlash from conservative groups in a state where protests are strictly controlled. File photo: AFP

Pink Dot: how Singapore’s LGBT movement became a ‘tangible force’ where others struggle to survive

  • Despite opposition, Singapore’s annual Pink Dot rally has not only managed to survive for more than a decade, its crowd numbers keep growing
  • This year’s rally, its 11th edition, will be held on June 29
Topic |   Singapore

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Singapore’s Pink Dot rally, which started in 2009, has attracted large crowds despite a backlash from conservative groups in a state where protests are strictly controlled. File photo: AFP
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Li Huanwu (R) with his boyfriend Heng Yirui. Photo: Facebook

Li Huanwu, grandson of Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew, marries boyfriend Heng Yirui – and Chinese social media users cheer them on

  • “I believe my father would have been thrilled to know this,” Li’s dad Lee Hsien Yang said
  • Sex between men remains illegal in Singapore but the city state’s first PM had been known to express a different opinion from the government in his later years
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Li Huanwu (R) with his boyfriend Heng Yirui. Photo: Facebook
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