Pink Dot 2018 to be held on 21 July

Attendees of Pink Dot 2017 seen gathered at Hong Lim Park on 1 July last year.  (PHOTO: Associated Press)

This year’s Pink Dot celebration will be held on 21 July at Hong Lim Park, said its organisers in a Facebook post on Sunday (21 January).

The date for this year’s event will coincide with Racial Harmony Day, an annual occasion during which schools reflect on Singapore’s racial and cultural heritage.

The Pink Dot rally, which supports Singapore’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, has been held annually since 2009.

Last year’s event drew thousands and attracted sponsorship from a record number of companies, despite new restrictions preventing foreign firms from funding or supporting Pink Dot and barring foreigners from participating in the event.

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