It is a concept that resonated with the organisers, as the event isn't just for the LGBT community but their family, friends and supporters, said Hideki Sunagawa, co-organiser of Pink Dot Okinawa.
The idea came to Sunagawa, one of the two representatives of the event, after he watched a video of Pink Dot in Singapore last year and was inspired to organise one in the city where he lives.
This will be the first Pink Dot event in Japan and it aims to show solidarity for a more tolerant and inclusive society for the LGBT community in Okinawa. Similar to other Pink Dot events around the world, the Okinawa edition will have performances and activities, and participants dressed in pink will gather and form a circular formation.
Pink Dot Okinawa will take place on July 14, 2013 at Tenbusu Square (3-2-10 Makishi, Naha city, Okinawa) along Kokusai Street from 1pm to 5pm. The pink dot will be formed at 4.30pm. Peripheral activities will be held from June 16 to July 14. For more information:
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