Pink Dot Okinawa, an LGBTQ pride assembly, is scheduled to take place at a plaza of Tenbus-kan on Kokusai Street on Sept. 16.
This is an event where people wear pink and get together to express their idea of a society for all people to live happily.
Since being launched in Singapore in 2009, Pink Dot has grown to become an international event that is now held in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong and other countries. In 2015, Pink Dot drew 28,000 and 15,000 people in Singapore and Hong Kong, respectively.
This will be the sixth installment on Okinawa. Last year, 3,200 people participated, and the venue was filled with the color pink and happy smiles of people who proudly expressed themselves by dancing and marching. Looking for a bigger turnout, this year’s event features ceremonies, a photo exhibition, and a parade on a runway.
This is an opportunity not just for LGBTQ or their families, but also anyone who supports the idea of “a society where everyone can live comfortably.”
Pink Dot Okinawa
Date: Sept. 16
Time: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (exhibition until 4 p.m.)
Location: Pocket Park (Plaza) in front of Tenbus-kan on Kokusai Street
Address: 3-2-10 Makishi, Naha City
(GPS coordinates: N 26.215907, E 127.68932/ Open Location Code(OLC): 7QR96M8Q+9P