Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pink Dot Debut, Salt Lake

Pink Dot event kicks off in Salt Lake on national Coming Out Day

Thousands of supporters gathered for Utah's own Pink Dot celebration to show their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Tuesday night's celebration at Spring Mobile Ballpark was the first Pink Dot celebration in the United States. The celebration started as a means for straight people to show support for the LGBT community. The idea was borrowed from Singapore where it originated in 2009 and has seen exponential growth in supporters.

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The group gathered in the ball park, nearly 3,000 in attendance wearing pink, to create a massive pink dot.

"It's important to show our love and our courage and our support for our brothers and sisters who are in the LTGB community. A lot of time we get a little short-changed," says event organizer Nikki Boyer.

FOX 13's Hope Woodside was there as the "Celebrity Ambassador" along with entertainers Kurt Bestor and singing group "The Anser."

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