Pink Dot Okinawa, an event for sexual minorities, held in Naha

Pink Dot Okinawa, an event for sexual minorities, held in Naha

In the open space in front of the Tenbus Building in Makishi, Naha on July 14, the participants in Pink Dot Okinawa wish for a society in which sexual minorities can feel comfortable (photograph taken by Akiko Kuwabara).


July 15, 2013 Ryukyu Shimpo

Pink Dot Okinawa, an event for sexual minorities, was held in the open space in front of the Tenbus Building in Makishi, Naha on July 14. The event aims to help make society comfortable for sexual minorities. A total of 800 people took part.

Pick Dot events started in Singapore in 2009 and have spread to various parts of the world. This is the first time the event has been held in Japan. Anyone, is welcome to take part, including people in sexual minorities or heterosexuals. Understanding the importance of acknowledging and supporting one another, the participants dressed in pink.

(English translation by T&CT, Mark Ealey)

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