FEE: entrance free
cast: to be annouced.
promoter: Pink Dot Okinawa Committee
co-promoter: Naha City
sponsor: JAPAN AIRLINES/JTA、OUT JAPAN and more
They hold ‘Pink Dot Okinawa’ in order to show solidarity with a same will/wish to realize more tolerant and inclusive society for LGBT. They think the color of pink is a symbol of love, peace and inclusiveness of LGBT.
LGBT & Allies communities in Singapore started ‘Pink Dot’ in 2009, and same events has been held in Hong Kong or other countries.
The color of pink also reminds us of ‘PinkShirtDay’ which call for anti-bulling in schools. The day originated from an action by 4 students. They bought and distributed 50 pink shirts after a male student was bullied for wearing a pink shirt on the first day of school.
Having been inspired and moved by these activities, they decided to hold ‘Pink Dot Okinawa.’ They hope to enlarge more tolerant and inclusive society in / from Okinawa with global LGBT & Allies communities.
Okinawa is one of the most famous tourist areas in Japan and well-known for its mixed atmosphere with Japan and other asian areas. They hope that a great number of LGBT & Allies participants from all over Japan and foreign countries visit Okinawa and gather in ‘Pink Dot Okinawa.’