In 2009 cowboy hats and bunny ears were in. There was a lot more space too.
One of the most eloquent expressions of the need for Pink Dot can be found at the Chiongs blog:
"I believe change is coming and it is coming now. We are here, we are queer and we are not going to be swept under the carpet any longer. More people need to understand about the LGBTQ community and the only way this will happen is through interaction and education. The more people meet, know and care about someone who is LGBTQ, the less likely they will continue to discriminate and bully them. When everyone in Singapore knows someone who is LGBTQ, we won’t need to have Pink Dot anymore.
So we will continue to brave the crowds, heat and humidity to meet more people at Pink Dot tomorrow. If you are still sitting on the fence on whether or not you should attend, please do come join us."
Singapore has so many openly LGBTQ businesses, cafes, clubs, bars & entertainment venues, employees, employers, executives, public servants, journalists, bloggers and politicians (aka people) ... and yet s377A exists ... and there is discrimination and a fear of an agenda that holds back progress, tolerance and fairness.
Agree to disagree by all means, but don't deny others the rights and freedoms that you have (& possibly may take for granted).