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Thousands of Singaporeans don pink for gay rights

MORE than 20,000 people wearing pink clothing gathered in Singapore on Saturday for an annual rally in support of gay rights in the city-state, where an archaic law criminalises sex between men.

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30th June 2013 08:13

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

From pink tube tops to hats and even facial hair dyed in pink, straight and gay Singaporeans arrived at Speakers’ Corner, a government-designated free speech park, in the colour theme picked by organisers to represent the freedom to love.

Some brought their dogs and cats in pink pet clothing and leashes.

"Singaporeans gathered here today are saying that we want to be a kinder and more inclusive society,” Ivan Heng, an ambassador for the organiser Pink Dot Sg, told AFP at the park.

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