29/06/2014 06:38 BST | Updated 29/06/2014 06:59 BST

9 Glorious Pictures Of Singapore's 'Pink Dot, In Country Where Gay Sex Is Banned

Amid threats of violence and protest, a gay rally in Singapore has drawn 26,000, an unprecedented number of people for the 'Pink Dot' pride parade.

This year Pink Dot fell on the eve of Ramadan, prompting one Muslim teacher to start the 'Wear White' campaign against homosexuality, as gay sex is illegal in Singapore.

Backed by a Christian group, Wear White issued a statement saying no one should go to Pink Dot, even to protest "it should be an event that no Muslim is associated with".

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In practice, the ban on gay sex is not actively enforced, with Singapore's government saying it only keeps the law in place to reflect the stance of "mainstream society".

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