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Red Dot family day planned for Padang cancelled

Event was to have been held on same day as picnic for gay rights

Published on May 7, 2014 8:07 AM

Plans by Touch Family Services to hold a gathering to celebrate the concept of family on the same day as a picnic for gay rights have fallen through.

Supported by several religious groups, the event was originally named Red Dot Family Moment and was slated to be held at the Padang on June 28, the same day as the Pink Dot picnic in Hong Lim Park. The voluntary welfare organisation had called on members of various faiths to turn up at the venue dressed in red in a show of support for the family.

However, the Urban Redevelopment Authority rejected its application last month to hold it at the Padang and Touch said yesterday that it was cancelling the event.

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) said yesterday without giving more details that it did not find Touch's proposal to be suitable for the use of the Padang.

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