Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pink Dot Event 2011 - Let's be aware of discrimination against homosexuals

Pink Dot Event 2011 is not a protest. It is Singaporeans gay, straight, bi, transgender gathering to help educate the public on the discrimination of homosexuals and transgenders in Singapore.

I personally think it is so much more important for straight people to attend this event to show that it is ok for gay/lesbian/transgender people to love too.

Last year, there was quite a number of straight people who attended to lend their support and it's really heart warming to see that.

Parents were there to support their gay children. Colleagues were there to support their lesbian friends. Some parents even brought their kids with them to bring across the point that it is wrong to discriminate gays, lesbians and transgenders.

Though I am not gay myself, I hope Singaporeans will stop viewing homosexuals as anything lesser than human beings. I hope Singaporeans will stop discriminating against them just because they are different.

Yes you might be uncomfortable because they are indeed different, but that does not mean we can justify our hate and bias.

Stop discrimination. Let them have the freedom to love.

Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of education and awareness.

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