Celebrate love during Pride month with these events and activities leading up to Pink Dot 10. Ten cheers for ten years!
This 21 July will see the 10th edition of Pink Dot in Singapore. Already a decade? Then all the more celebrations we will see leading up to Singapore’s biggest LGBTQ-affirming event. It is a Pride parade of sorts, and also a movement consisting of a bunch of passionate individuals who fully support the freedom to love. While the law restricts foreigners from entering the grounds of Pink Dot on the event day itself, Pink Fest welcomes everyone! Here is what’s on the agenda…
Been to zine fair before? We promise you this one’s different! The first-ever dedicated to queer voices, the Queer Zinefest is here to celebrate the voices of the community. Check it out for a day of amazing art, great people and fantastic food. There will also be music by queer musicians, workshops, improv classes, zine-making sessions and a three metre-long zine…
Queer Zinefest, 14 July, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987
Sunday Social Market
Your regular Sunday market will be going pink this year in solidarity for the 10th year of Pink Dot. Held at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, you can expect some good ol’ House music, artisanal bakers and crafters, interior decor, fashion accessories, a tarot reading and of course the hearty roasts from Camp Kilo Charcoal Club.
Sunday Social Market, 15 July, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987
Out In Singapore by Leslie Kee
He’s shot Madonna, Beyoncé, Kate Moss and J.LO before but celebrated photographer Leslie Kee’s most recent project might be much more compelling. He will be displaying new portraits of 150 LGBTQ individuals as part of his ‘Out in Singapore’ project (a continuation of his previous ‘Out in Japan‘ photo series) that aims to depict the rich diversity of the LGBTQ community in Singapore. Recognise anyone?
Out In Singapore, 7-22 July, Intermission Bar at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
I Will Survive Launch
The world can be a harsh place. Can you imagine what is it like to be gay and experience bullying? Or being rejected by your family because of your sexual orientation? What does one go through in an abusive same-sex relationship, or when one loses a partner to suicide? How does one continue living? This anthology brings together stories of love, grace and courage from 21 LGBTQ Singaporeans who have survived extraordinary circumstances.
I Will Survive launch, 13 July, Books Actually, 9 Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168645
Pink Screen at The Projector
The Projector gets in on all the pink action as well and will be screening films to mark the celebrations. For those who can’t attend Pink Dot 10, the cinema doors will always be open to you. Catch four wonderful stories on adulation, acceptance and most importantly, on being human. Bring your loved ones, your family, your community… it’s time to share the love!
Pink Screen, 7-22 July, The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Peaches & Cream
After the party is the after party and everyone’s favourite campy night club Peaches Club is throwing a big party to celebrate. All that championing for the freedom to love deserves a dose of the warm and fuzzies. A quick trip to Peaches will get you settled in that department real quick. DJs spinning music all night, dance performers encouraging you to move and the company of great friends, you’ll be feeling the love at Peaches.
Peaches & Cream, 21 July, Peaches Club Singapore, 100 Orchard Road, Singapore 238840
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