ShanghaiPRIDE 2015

12 June - 21 June

ShanghaiPRIDE is recruiting volunteers

Want to support the LGBT community Shanghai and China? Make new and energetic friends? Get invited back-stage to the best parties – or help arrange them? Got great ideas how to make ShanghaiPRIDE even more #BetterTogether#?

We want you. ShanghaiPRIDE is recruiting volunteers to organize and hold ShanghaiPRIDE 7!

Find out more about volunteering and apply to be a volunteer at shpride.com/volunteer/.

ShanghaiPRIDE taking part in KISS OFF!

KISS OFF! is a global initiative running during the week of June 28 to July 4, 2014, encouraging people to share a photo or vine video of a same-sex kiss in the name of love, equality and human rights. It is a creative way to challenge societal homophobia and bring awareness to the persecutions people face because of their sexual orientation and identity. It’s also a visual celebration of love and life, using art to educate and unite! kissingoff.com

6th ShanghaiPRIDE – The Best Yet

ShanghaiPRIDE has successfully wrapped up its sixth annual celebration of the international LGBT Pride Month. Abundant in networking, cultural and entertaining events, this was an amazing week that gathered an impressive 5000+ of supporters celebrating diversity and tolerance and sending out the powerful message of being – Better Together. MORE…    

Successful 6th ShanghaiPRIDE!

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We maaaaaade it! We hope you are as PROUD as we are for making it for the 6th ShanghaiPRIDE.

After 6 months of sweat, blood and tears, we made it!!! Despite many challenges, changes from venues, etc., we had our ShPRIDE and we had it great! Thank you for those who came out to support and embrace diversity. You are the key to more tolerance and acceptance in the society.

Thank you for all those who helped in thoughts, words and deeds. You are the inspiration of our work. Anyone who wants to b*tch about it, keep it until you ever become a volunteer. *smiles*

ShanghaiPRIDE is about community, culture, and learning. Of course, we throw in some fun along the way. Look at our extensive schedule and you will see that we include many events in this awesome week! Since April leading up to Pride week, we have had Pre-Pride events to create awareness and raise funds. Thanks for supporting us all the way.

After 6 months of sweat, blood and tears, we made it!!! Despite many challenges, changes from venues, etc., we had our ShPRIDE and we had it great! Thank you for those who came out to support and embrace diversity. You are the key to more tolerance and acceptance in the society.

Thank you for all those who helped in thoughts, words and deeds. You are the inspiration of our work. Anyone who wants to b*tch about it, keep it until you ever become a volunteer. *smiles*

ShanghaiPRIDE is about community, culture, and learning. Of course, we throw in some fun along the way. Look at our extensive schedule and you will see that we include many events in this awesome week! Since April leading up to Pride week, we have had Pre-Pride events to create awareness and raise funds. Thanks for supporting us all the way.

We especially want to thank our volunteers, sponsors, and partners who put in time, effort and resources to make this happen. Changing the world is an uphill task but we met some amazing people along the way whom we are grateful for and will always treasure.

We are a kick-ass team of dedicated and passionate volunteers from various culture and background who get together to do something meaningful because we believe in love without borders. And with everyone’s participation, we are BETTER TOGETHER!

More photos will be coming up! Stay tuned at shpride.com or Wechat Shanghai-PRIDE.

With Love,
Team ShanghaiPRIDE

American Apparel – LESBIAN, GAY, BI-SEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER (LGBT) WINDOWS

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From June 9th to mid-July, American Apparel will be showing our support to the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community with exclusive pan-Asian window displays. China will be displaying their windows from June 13 to 30 only.

The pro LGBT displays will be featured in China’s Sanlitun and Joy City mall stores, Japan’s Shibuya Women’s Store, and in Korea’s Myungdong and Hongdae stores. The windows will be centered around two key visual LGBT symbols– the pink triangle and a rainbow color scheme. MORE…    

LGBT Groups Open Day – Get Out There

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Shanghai LGBT Groups Open Day is on the 21st of June, 2014!

If you are an ally of the LGBT, are you still wondering what activities exist in the LGBT community?
If you are a member of the LGBT community, are you still looking for events that meet your interests?
If you are an active member of the LGBT activities, do you know about the extent of the diversity exists within our community?

On the 21st of June, ShanghaiPRIDE and SCC along with over 20 local LGBT groups, through their past, present, and future, will present you their version of enthusiasm and diversity Shanghai.
On the Open Day, not only will you witness some exclusive performances, you will also be able to get in touch with a variety of organizations range from business, media, social network, hobbies, schools, education and other comprehensive groups. What is more, there will be exciting live games, exquisite and creative souvenirs, volunteer recruitment and social network activities waiting for you!

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Panel Discussion – Love and Beyond

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During ShanghaiPRIDE week, we will host a sharing session with our community. It is a big step. Our goal is for you to leave more informed about individuals, organizations and groups who are putting much effort against a variety of issues. Some of them are insufficient funding for HIV/AIDS, ideological restrictions on prevention, and persistent stigmas and discrimination. While attending this panel discussion, you will learn how local and global organizations are combating the issues, fearlessly, with the wisdom needed to fight the epidemic and how to provide for those who are living with the virus. “Information can bring choices and choices bring power – educate yourself about your options and choices. Never remain in the dark of ignorance”.

To register email shanghaipride@gmail.com. Free entrance.

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ShanghaiPRIDE 2014 IDENTITY Theater Series – Rendezvous – TONIGHT 6/20

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Rendezvous: A Tragicomedy
Set in present-day Shanghai, Christie Koletto’s marriage to Julian has hit a major roadblock thanks to her inability to satisfy his desire to expand the family. As he pushes the issue and begins to lead a secret life, Christie continues her own double life. Sylvester, a charming stranger going through a major transition, enters Christie’s world hoping to be her man. A twist of fate will bring all three people together, calling into question their sense of identity, and their lives will never be the same again. MORE…    

ShanghaiPRIDE 2014 Film Festival

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Date: Sunday 15-June – Friday 20-June

Time: 18:00(18:30)-21:30

Venue: The British Centre; Leiter der Abteilung Kultur und Bildung; Consulate General of Canada in Shanghai; Consulat Général du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

Please bring ID/passport for entry to British Center, Canadian Consulate, and Luxembourg Consulate.

Visit the Event Page for details.

Photo and Art Exhibition – Love & Health

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Sponsored by the Dutch Consulate

This exhibition showcases Love & Health, and how they intertwine. No matter what your orientation is, love and health should not be taken for granted.

This show features three groups of artists who express their own interpretations of love, emotions, and the importance of health for each of them. Love comes in every form and so does art. This exhibition will show contrasting artistic techniques from Chinese Yunnan style art, oil painting to handicraft. These artists hope to share their ideas and spread awareness to the world through their art.

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LADIES PARTY

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This will be the hottest and most colorful ladies party of the summer. Join us for free shots and cupcakes, entertainment, raffle prizes that will make this year’s ShanghaiPRIDE festival the best yet. As we celebrate our 6th Pride, come in any of the Pride Rainbow color.

Free entry, ladies only (guys in drag are most welcome!), doors open to public after midnight.

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ShanghaiPRIDE2014 IDENTITY series Review

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This year ShanghaiPRIDE theater focuses on the topic of IDENTITY. Identity is such a basic and ubiquitous human concept that we often take it for granted. When the truth you feel about your personal identity matches the truth other people assume about you, it creates harmony in life that most of us fail to appreciate. However, when you hide from your lover your birth gender, when your partner suspects you are attracted to someone of the same or different sex, when you don’t like who you are, when you can’t answer for yourself the question “Who am I?” You must either live in perpetual turmoil or undertake the difficult quest of aligning your self-identity with your public identity. We explore three facets of this struggle through three plays in our IDENTITY series.

When a gay man suddenly loves a woman, when a wife discovers her husband is gay, when a person’s appearance is not true to who the person really is, then, who are they? And you… have you “identified” yourself yet? MORE…    

Trivia Night

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Come to 390Shanghai on Wednesday, June 18th for LGBT Trivia Night! Spend an evening surrounded by friends as teams of 6 (or less) test their intelligence and compete for prizes! Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, known around the world for her witty one-liners and amazing fashion, will host the night. Questions will be about LGBT culture and general knowledge. Trivia starts at 8pm but come early to have dinner and get a pre-trivia buzz going…We all know it is the best way to play. FREE ENTRY and lots of prizes to be won!

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