10 Jun '11, 5am

Blinkymummy: Many parties (including political parties) can learn from the Pinkdot movement. #sgpolitics

Blinkymummy: Many parties (including political parties) can learn from the Pinkdot movement. #sgpolitics

............................................................ I think many parties (including other gay movements, political parties in Singapore, public agencies etc) can learn from the Pinkdot movement, and I am not referring to its cause, but in its delivery of its cause. In terms of approach, Pinkdot seems and feels like a benign and fun-filled annual event. It is gentle like an advertisement for a funky baby lotion. Yes, it is 'selling' something, but it's not jarring. Last year's Pinkdot message was 'Focusing on Family', where it featured touching videos of mothers, siblings etc grappling with their family members' orientation. This year's message is pitched towards the LGBT individual, i.e. a call for them to 'not be afraid to love'. In terms of form, Pinkdot is conceived as a cool and accessible way to spend a weekend afternoon. Its statement-making is not angry, no...

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