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Old 2012-07-05, 00:16   Link #7821
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Estimated record number of S'poreans turn out for Pink Dot

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More than 15,000 Singaporeans were estimated to have turned up at Hong Lim Park on Saturday evening for the first ever night Pink Dot, illuminating the Speakers’ Corner in a sea of pink.

Since 2009, thousands of straight and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) Singaporeans have gathered yearly to show their support for the freedom to love, regardless of one’s sexual orientation.

The ambassadors for this year were ex-TV personality Sharon Au, local actor Lim Yu-Beng and drag queen, Kumar.

“This is my first Pink Dot since I’ve been overseas during the past few events,” said Au, as she made her rounds around the event grounds, taking pictures with fans and participants. “All my best friends are gay so this is the biggest thing I’ve done to support them.”

True to its dresscode, the event was teeming with both the young and the old, all dressed in pink to show their support. Many of these participants have been attending the event loyally since 2009.

Myriam, a 34-year-old facilitator, is one of many loyal supporters of the cause. The statuesque lady, who has been with Sayoni, an LGBT community group, for four years said, “This is a perfect and fantastic event. It is still a demonstration at this point, but it’s the first step and it’s making a difference.”

18 other LGBT and community groups also set up booths at the Pink Dot community tent to raise awareness for their cause.

Pink Dot participants were also treated to free food and drinks at the community tent, courtesy of Nando’s and other vendors.

As dusk approached, the anticipated Pink Dot concert finally began, much to the delight of the excited crowd. The concert featured many talents like Jack and Rai, Kumar and T'ang Quartet.

The forming of the giant illuminated Pink Dot, however, remained the highlight of the night, since it signifies participants’ support for the social movement. As participants crowded together, they were asked to turn on their pink flashlights, turning the Speakers’ Corner into a sea of pink.

"This is a beautiful, glowing Pink Dot but we need to go a step further beyond tonight and take this glow with us when we leave," said Lim, who hosted the night’s concert with Au.

In his closing remarks, Lim also referred to Section 377A of the Penal Code of Singapore, which criminalises sex between mutually consenting adult men.

“As long as discrimination and prejudice, media censorship or 377A are around, we know that there’s still a lot to be done in this society," Lim added.

For years, activists such as Maruah, a local human rights non-governmental organisation, have been calling for the Singapore government to repeal the section because it is a “critical first step” towards eliminating discrimination against homosexuals.

This year’s Pink Dot turnout was a 50 per cent increase from 2011’s already huge horde. In its first year, 2,500 people attended Pink Dot. This number grew to 4,000 in 2010, and finally burgeoned to 10,000 people in 2011.
Although I am glad that there are some queers who are willing to speak out for the rest of their kind in our draconian society, I am against the repealing of 377A.

Don't destroy our anime conventions by flooding it with BL or yaoi, or corrupt the minds of innocent young girls. Support 377A.
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Old 2012-07-05, 01:09   Link #7822
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Are you sure you are linking to the right video here? Or even hearing the same thing I do?
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Old 2012-07-05, 01:12   Link #7823
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All I saw was (palindrome!) a person playing the piano. What's so special?
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Old 2012-07-05, 01:13   Link #7824
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Are you sure you are linking to the right video here? Or even hearing the same thing I do?
Yeah. He, alongside the asian piano star H-Zett-Man and another NND musician Akai-Ryuusei are pretty well known in Japan for covering random game and anime tunes on piano.

He is the more quiet and reserved one, but just as crazy as the other 2. That is why he played the Pokemon Yellow battle theme on piano.
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Old 2012-07-05, 01:58   Link #7825
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I read that as 'asian porno star' first time. His name doesn't help.

.....see, the internet is bad for you.
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Old 2012-07-05, 02:18   Link #7826
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Although I am glad that there are some queers who are willing to speak out for the rest of their kind in our draconian society, I am against the repealing of 377A.

Don't destroy our anime conventions by flooding it with BL or yaoi, or corrupt the minds of innocent young girls. Support 377A.
You're being a fool, SaintessHeart, a fool I say. By keeping the taboo, you'll only lead to more girls finding it interesting because it's taboo, think about it if they had saw it all their life, they wouldn't consider something "special" and thus wouldn't gain interest in it . I mean just look at the amount of anime fans find interesting incest because of the taboo.
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Old 2012-07-05, 03:07   Link #7827
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Estimated record number of S'poreans turn out for Pink Dot



Although I am glad that there are some queers who are willing to speak out for the rest of their kind in our draconian society, I am against the repealing of 377A.

Don't destroy our anime conventions by flooding it with BL or yaoi, or corrupt the minds of innocent young girls. Support 377A.
To be precise 377A does not outlaw gays, just the act of intercourse...
Also, yuri is not included in that law since it specifically states between males
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Old 2012-07-05, 03:37   Link #7828
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To be precise 377A does not outlaw gays, just the act of intercourse...
Also, yuri is not included in that law since it specifically states between males
BL can be convicted as "public nuisance".

Of course, that is the great part of the law.....yuri is perfectly ok and not to be criminalised anyway.
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Old 2012-07-05, 06:52   Link #7829
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July 4 Had a Different Meaning in Japan: All You Can Eat Fried Chicken

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Why didn't i learn about this sooner!?
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Old 2012-07-05, 07:12   Link #7830
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July 4 Had a Different Meaning in Japan: All You Can Eat Fried Chicken

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Why didn't i learn about this sooner!?
Your heart thanks you.

Cheers.
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Old 2012-07-05, 08:12   Link #7831
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That's funny, because if someone had asked me to pick a Western country for that to happen in, I'd have picked the USA...
It s very rare that we both agree on something, is it world's end?
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Old 2012-07-05, 11:03   Link #7832
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July 4 Had a Different Meaning in Japan: All You Can Eat Fried Chicken

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Why didn't i learn about this sooner!?
I always keep $20 inside my wallet for a reason - whenever I am in a bad mood, I eat KFC.

Of course, it would be much better if KFC is crewed by young girls in maid costumes, I'd eat both the chicken they serve and them in - *IS SHOT*
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Most of all, you have to be disciplined and you have to save, even if you hate our current financial system. Because if you don't save, then you're guaranteed to end up with nothing.
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Old 2012-07-05, 11:15   Link #7833
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But then it would have to be traditional 1850s-1920s Dixie maid costumes. Possibly in black-face if they really want to push it.

(Yes I know Kentucky isn't in Dixie, but the Colonel's style was very southern. Rena wants to take him home anyway.)
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:09   Link #7834
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I always keep $20 inside my wallet for a reason - whenever I am in a bad mood, I eat KFC.

Of course, it would be much better if KFC is crewed by young girls in maid costumes, I'd eat both the chicken they serve and them in - *IS SHOT*
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But then it would have to be traditional 1850s-1920s Dixie maid costumes. Possibly in black-face if they really want to push it.

(Yes I know Kentucky isn't in Dixie, but the Colonel's style was very southern. Rena wants to take him home anyway.)
Saintessheart just wants to 叫雞
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:15   Link #7835
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Of course, it would be much better if KFC is crewed by young girls in maid costumes, I'd eat both the chicken they serve and them in - *IS SHOT*
*Takes out a steel pipe*

You know Otouto, I can be brutal if I have to, so..... Let's keep things under control
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:21   Link #7836
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*Takes out a steel pipe*

You know Otouto, I can be brutal if I have to, so..... Let's keep things under control
what happen to the whip?
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:24   Link #7837
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More importantly, what happened to the whip with the tazer attached to it?

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Old 2012-07-05, 12:29   Link #7838
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More importantly, what happened to the whip with the tazer attached to it?
Must have broken down due to overuse "due to use everything runs down and everything ends up not serving".
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:30   Link #7839
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what happen to the whip?
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More importantly, what happened to the whip with the tazer attached to it?

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Must have broken down due to overuse "due to use everything runs down and everything ends up not serving".
I'm reserving the whip for the managing of the restaurant. I can be using that for CQC activities, no?
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Old 2012-07-05, 12:47   Link #7840
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Kids watching porn in class on cell phone..............

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