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26,000 turn up for annual LGBT rally at Hong Lim Park: Pink Dot spokesman

Published on Jun 28, 2014 9:29 PM

SINGAPORE - The sixth annual Pink Dot event went ahead smoothly at Hong Lim Park on Saturday despite a contentious lead up in recent weeks that saw a Wear White movement being organised to protest against it.

Organisers of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group's annual rally said that 26,000 people had turned up, breaking last year's record of 21,000.

The event, in its sixth year, also had security guards for the first time, hired to maintain order. But any fears of trouble turned out to be unfounded and organisers confirmed that there were no hecklers that they were aware of.

Leading up to the event, Muslim and Christian groups had come out to speak against it, saying that promoting homosexuality would undermine family values.

Participants at the sixth annual Pink Dot event at Hong Lim Park on June 28, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
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