Pink Dot launches new campaign video: Someday

Published: June 5, 2012

Directed by well known Singaporean director Boo Junfeng, Someday, the recently launched 2-minute, 30-thirty video depicts the challenges LGBT people in Singapore face: a gay teacher who is not out at work, a transgender woman who has to endure taunts, and a lesbian who finds herself faced with non-accepting parents. The scenarios are juxtaposed with scenes that show what the ideal situations would be when "someday, it won’t matter to the world if I’m gay or straight", "nobody will stare or point fingers or call names" or "when our partners will be part of our families."

The publicity material accompanying the video reads: "Someday invites Singaporeans to envision a future in which Singapore’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community will be able to openly celebrate their diversity, free of discrimination and prejudice."

Boo said in the Director’s Note on the Pink Dot website: "Last year’s campaign video carried broader, more universal themes that spoke to anyone in the world who supported the Freedom to Love. This year, we wanted to bring it back home and depict some of the realities faced by Singapore’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

"It is, admittedly, less of a celebration than last year’s video, specifically because it is meant to address some important and very real issues. As we celebrate the Freedom to Love every year at Pink Dot, it is important that we realise that many LGBT people continue to face prejudice and discrimination on a daily basis. There are elephants in the room (such as media censorship and Section 377A of the Penal Code) that we cannThe true inspiration of the Pink Dot campaign videos comes from the many LGBT Singaporeans and their loved-ones who, despite the challenges faced, continue to strive towards a more open-minded and inclusive Singapore.ot ignore. We hope people will ponder these issues leading up to Pink Dot 2012.

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