Things are about to get more colourful – and way pinkier – as June marks Pride Month. And while we lack in the bright and bold parades à la New York’s, we make up with a celebration that’s a whiter shade of love red – cue events like Pink Dot and Pink Fest. Not only do these local events champion the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore, but they also celebrate the freedom to love and promote a more inclusive Singapore.
This year, Pink Fest returns from June 1 to 30 with over 60 activities to partake in virtually, from fitness classes to LGBTQ+-led panel discussions. Mark your calendar with your best pink marker for crowd favourites such as Queer Trivia Night with Preetipls, Pasar Pink, and Pink Screen. Then prepare to be “gagged” as it rolls out its very first Queers’ Got Talent competition, which is hosted by Drag Race Thailand star Pangina Heals, as well as its first virtual pet contest Proud Pet Parade.
For some serious biz, check out the new Inclusive Careers Lab where there are a plethora of panel discussions, workshops and mentorship sessions to help you navigate through the murky waters of work during these strange times.
Pink Fest was initially planned as a hybrid event prior to the new Phase 2. But despite the tighter restrictions, the show must go on. Therefore, Pink Fest will be spreading the love and more online, so that everyone can celebrate from the comfort and safety of their homes. For more information, including the full lineup of programmes, check out pinkfest.sg.