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27 Mar 2017

Local Companies Rally Behind Singapore’s Pink Dot

About 50 companies sign up to support LGBT festival after govt forbid foreign funding.

Singapore’s largest LGBT event Pink Dot has received 70 percent of its necessary funding for 2017’s event, taking place in July, mainly from local companies.

Last year, Singapore’s home affairs ministry controversially banned foreign firms from sponsoring Pink Dot, 13 of whom—including Twitter, Facebook, Google and Goldman Sachs—gave money.

The Singapore companies now donating are giving $1,000, $5,000 or $10,000, according to spokesperson Paerin Choa.

There are more sponsors this year already, 50 compared to 18 in 2016.

Mr Brandon Goh, 33, sales director of Wood & Wood, told the Straits Times he was not worried about losing customers who oppose the LGBT cause. "It's a cause that we support," he said.

Paerin Choa told the Straits Times: "We were a bit worried whether there would be enough support from local companies to fill the vacuum left by the MNCs."



Reader's Comments

1. 2017-03-30 17:01  
If the fund raising exceeded the required, through donations and sponsorship from local companies. I wonder what will those homophobe that are in authority think of next to try to stop this event?
Comment edited on 2017-03-30 17:03:45
2. 2017-03-30 17:47  
1, you miss the point. Why do you prejudge them to be homophobic?
3. 2017-03-31 05:39  
The real point is that the Singapore government will not accept anything that rocks the boat or challenges its authority. It will react purely in this light, if it does.
4. 2017-03-31 17:11  
Don't all governments do this? It's for the will of the people to elect a different government if that's what they want. Right and wrong don't come into it unfortunately.

Change takes time. Otherwise you create deeper divisions.

5. 2017-04-02 19:59  
It's very difficult to focus on reading your comments, GTiLad, when your tight butt pic is staring at me lol. I thought fitnfriendly's tight manboobs were already eyeball catching, but still... it's a compliment ;p
6. 2017-04-05 06:21  
It's always about me isn't it?! :)

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