ShanghaiPRIDE 2016

17 June - 26 June

Event Recap: CINEMQ11 – HORROR

May 26 – Don’t dream it, be it. CINEMQ was back on Thursday for a night of absolute pleasure with a tribute to The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Fans of the cult classic film are known for their outrageous costumes, and the screening was packed with high heels, high eye shadow and fishnets. CINEMQ co-founder Matthew Baren remixed the film to tell the tragedy of Dr. Frank N. Furter, alongside kinky-fabulous short films. Afterparty tunes were courtesy of Mau Mau (Co:Motion) at Elevator. CINEMQ returns June 16th.

Event Recap: ShanghaiPRIDE 2016 Rainbow Bike Ride

In conjunction with International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), and following the launch of ShanghaiPRIDE 2016 theme and ad campaign, this year’s pre-Pride Rainbow Bike Ride kicked off at 7pm on 21-May.  Rain did not dampen the spirits of over 60 cyclists to ride the full journey across Shanghai to form the six-colored Pride rainbow flag.

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Six cycling teams each equipped with lights representing a color of the rainbow flag (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple) started from six major landmarks across Shanghai (Shanghai Stadium, Lu Jiazui, Renmin Avenue, Zhongshan Park, Jade Buddha Temple, and Suzhou River).  The teams cycled across the city passing by the bustling night scene with pride and purpose to finally converge at Yongjia Court, Xujiahui, to signify diversity and unity in harmony.


ShPTF – Muju Group: Seasons of Love

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Event Name: [Buy Tickets] ShPTF – Muju Group: Seasons of Love
Event Description: 

Stories of the Characters, Our Love

ShanghaiPRIDE Theatre Festival presents Seasons of Love, a show by an all-female cast produced by Muju Group
A passionate work that will give voice to love
Hey, can you see the colors of love approaching us?
Hey, can you listen to the sounds of seasons changing?
In Summer Love, Lan is sentimental, nervous and confused, yet dares to love without hesitation
In Autumn Love, Bai is patient, eager to settle down and to make promises that will last forever
In Winter Love, Zi is like a deadlock, no one can see that underneath her indulgence lies a deep love
In Spring Love, Qing is sincere, “regardless of the distance between us, you are daytime, I am night”
As seasons change, four love stories are unfolded…MORE…    

I Am Me


Fengling & Haohao, by Wunderman, Shanghai

“I am me.” This is an affirmation that everyone should hold, regardless of gender, sexuality or other forms of identity. But many individuals still struggle emotionally in daily life. Having witnessed dynamic movements over the past year, this year’s ShanghaiPRIDE hopes to revisit the fundamentals of being who we are and staying true to ourselves.

See you June 17~26!

~生为平常 I Am Me~MORE…    

ShPTF – Fudan University Zhihe Society: Who The Hell


Event Name: ShPTF – Fudan University Zhihe Society Who The Hell

Event Description:2016 ShanghaiPRIDE Theatre Festival First show, Who The Hell, is presented by Fudan Univeristy Zhihe Society.


Hold an umbrella and wait for someone to appear in the misty rain
A house that may shelter you or haunt you, your eyes shall uncover the truth
Four ordinary people that may be suspicious or honest, your heart shall uncover the truth
Zhihe Society presents a new theatre, Who The Hell
There will be a question,


ShanghaiPRIDE 2015 Gold Sponsor – DOW


Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. MORE…    

ShanghaiPRIDE 2016 Gold Sponsor – IBM


The International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.


ShanghaiPRIDE 2016 Gold Sponsor – Andaz Shanghai, Xintiandi


Experience renowned boutique hotel services at Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai
The first of Hyatt’s Andaz brand to be launched in Asia, Andaz Shanghai offers a new concept in hospitality by its marvelous hotel services. The Andaz name –‘personal style’ in Urdu, is driven by a philosophy that celebrates, respects and caters to guest’s personal style and preferences in an atmosphere that fully embraces its locale.

The 17th Queer Culture Festival – starts on June 11th, 2016 at Seoul City Hall Plaza

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– The festival begins with the Queer Parade on June 11th and ends with a closing ceremony of the Korea Queer Film Festival (KQFF) on June 19th

– The slogan is ‘QUEER I AM’, signifying the respect for the existence of queers while combating discrimination and hatred

– The festival expects 65,000 participants, the largest number of participants ever, with the aim to hold a safe and peaceful festival without hatred


Event Recap: ShanghaiPRIDE 2016 Theme Launch

17-May, International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) ShanghaiPRIDE announced its 2016 campaign as “生为平常I Am Me” and started the countdown to the weeklong celebration from 17 to 26-June.

Branding Coordinator Evie Wu opened the event by reflecting on previous year’s campaigns. In 2014, ShanghaiPRIDE celebrated the unity of all LGBTQ organizations and partners with “Better Together”. The following year, it was “Love is Our Future”, reflecting that love exists within unions of individuals in LGBTQ community, within recognized same-sex marriages, and also within the support and acceptance from families, friends, colleagues and allies regardless of their lifestyle, gender or sexuality.MORE…    

ShPTF – Zmack Family: I Am Me

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Zmack is proud to finally have the chance to dedicate an Improv Comedy Show to the 2016 ShanghaiPRIDE Theatre Festival! In celebration of this collaboration, Zmack will donate all proceeds to ShanghaiPRIDE’s beneficiaries including NGO’s in mainland and local queer organizations. The vibrance of Shanghai LGBTQ community no doubt stems from the sweat and tears of many organizers, supporters and allies. Now let Zmack bring you together once again with the most universal and accessible language – LAUGHTER!