ShanghaiPRIDE 2015

12 June - 21 June

LGBT couples light up the Kissmas tree

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On Dec.20th, 2014, the romantic Christmas night at Xintiandi became rainbow! Even though it was cold outside, the festive atmosphere was super hot. We had more than 40 LGBT couples on stage kissing, bravely showing the same love to others. Their kisses lit up the Christmas tree, and each of them meant a small donation to charity and even larger contribution to our shared future.

On Kissmas rainbow night, we had friends from more than 20 Shanghai’s LGBT groups. Straight couples also came kissing to share the power of love. There were even mothers who let their 7-year old girls kissing to show support for the LGBT community!

Visit the photos page to see all the happy kissing couples!

Join Our Kissmas Tree LGBT Night at Xintiandi

Still remember last year’s rainbow night of holiday kisses? This Saturday, Shanghai’s LGBT groups are joining forces like never before with Xintiandi to write the next chapter of our holiday! As Christmas approaches, we’re looking for all LGBT couples to show the power of love through sharing a simple kiss. Join us as we make sure LGBT love lights up the night this holiday season, bringing visibility and hope to Shanghai’s LGBT community.

Too shy to share center stage? Just come out as part of the audience to support and help cheer on the courage of others. There’s no better gift this Christmas than uplifting one another and support the love the LGBT community. Each kiss on stages means a small donation to charity and an even larger contribution to a shared future where our love is celebrated all year long.

Event Time and Location:
20th Dec. 2014, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Xintiandi South Block, Atrium of Xintiandi Style

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The Circus Party | Launch of ShanghaiPRIDE Peter Le Calendar

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The Circus Party | Launch of ShanghaiPRIDE Peter Le Calendar
HUNT and ShanghaiPRIDE bring you The Circus Party to launch the Official 2015 ShanghaiPRIDE & Peter Le Calendar at Cirque Le Soir.

When: Sat 20th Dec 2014, 9pm til late
Where: Cirque le Soir – 4/F 22 Zhongshang Dong Er Road
Cover: 60RMB include one drink

~Wishing you a better and sexier 2015~
See Peter Le as you have never seen him before in the official ShanghaiPRIDE & Peter Le 2015 calendar. Twelve fun and sexy images are shot and conceived by Hans and Jeff exclusively for ShanghaiPRIDE. All sales proceeds benefit ShanghaiPRIDE. Email shanghaipride@gmail.com and get yours today!

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TimeOut Shanghai Hero Award goes to ShanghaiPRIDE Team

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We did it!! The TimeOut Shanghai Hero Award goes to ShanghaiPRIDE Team!!! Changing the world is a tough journey, it’s like climbing a mountain, but we meet amazing people along the way. So we accept this award for our volunteers, partners, sponsors, allies, and supporters because you are part of the team who help us along this journey. Thank YOU!

Visit the photos page to see the team as they won the award.

Drunk Santa Pub Crawl

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How do you wanna spend this Christmas?
Bring in the Christmas spirit this year with Shanghai’s Drunk Santa Pub Crawl.

This is how we roll…We will spend four hours exploring Shanghai’s friendly gay bars, each offering something special – from karaoke, to a dance floor, to a show – they all combine to get us ready for the final stop! Each bar will welcome you with EXCLUSIVE discounts on selected drinks and FREE entry! PLUS FREE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DRINKS all night on the bus!!!! MORE…    

ShanghaiLGBT 2014 Drag Party

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For the eighth year running, ShanghaiLGBT rolled out the red carpet for all of the city’s hottest kings and queens at the 2014 Drag Party, hosted by favorite queer venue 390. MORE…    

ELEMENT Magazine Photo Campaign Launch

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ELEMENT Magazine Photo Campaign Launch

ShanghaiPRIDE collaborates with ELEMENT Magazine for the Shanghai launch of the “Rainbow is the Color of My Skin – Asia Without Borders” photo campaign. The series of photographs featuring A*Mei and models across six cities (Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Bangkok) is a creative concept aimed to promote awareness across different nations for the LGBT communities.

Come join us for a drink or two for a night to celebrate and support this campaign!

  • When: Sat 29 Nov 9pm onwards
  • Where: 390 – 390 Panyu Lu near Fahuazhen Lu
  • Cover: 60RMB include one standard drink

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ShanghaiPRIDE Launches 2015 Film Festival – ShPFF 2015

15th November 2014 – Shanghai, China

Shanghai, 15th November, 2014 – ShanghaiPRIDE is proud to launch its film festival for 2015. Re-branded as the ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival (ShPFF), the event is a vibrant new platform for emerging film talent from China and around the world to showcase their work during the annual ShanghaiPRIDE week scheduled from the 12th to 21st June, 2015. We invite filmmakers to submit work which tells LGBT Chi-nese stories: true experiences, tales of the past and dreams for the future. In a time of rapid change, we are looking for the best and the brightest, the most innovative and the most engaging new voices in queer cinema.

This coming film festival, we are partnering IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL (UK), one of the world’s most dynamic LGBT film competitions. A winning film from ShPFF will be se-lected to represent Shanghai at the IRIS 2015 screening and will be competing for the prize of £25,000 (CNY250,000). Films for this competition must be received by 15th March, 2015. Final submission deadline for other ShPFF screenings is 15th April, 2015.

In the spirit of PRIDE, filmmakers of all backgrounds are welcome to participate, whatever their sexuality, gender or nationality. Fiction, documentary and experi-mental projects will all be considered, with awards in each category. Whether the filmmaker is a professional, student or first time storyteller, ShPFF seeks to create awareness and promote tolerance for the LGBT community through films.

Expect red carpet screenings at various venues around the city and Q&A panels with cast and filmmakers to bring a touch of silver screen glamour to the coming rainbow season. Special screenings are scheduled in the run up to the festival.

ShanghaiPRIDE is one of China’s premier LGBT seasons, creating awareness and promoting tolerance for the LGBT community through various sports, cultural and social activities. ShPFF remains the key event of PRIDE week.

For details of year round events, the festival program and how to submit, visit shpride.com.

Contact:
Alvin Li, Festival Coordinator – films@shanghaipride.com
Matthew Baren, Festival Coordinator – films@shanghaipride.com

Annual Drag Party & Competition

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Next up is the ShanghaiLGBT Annual Drag Party & Competition (our 8th edition).

This is THE DRAG PARTY OF THE YEAR!

So get dressed up, suited up, and stand to win the Best Dressed Drag King and Drag Queen of 2014 Contest. To compete, you just have to show up and register at the door by 22nd November, 11:30pm. MORE…    

Greatest Halloween Pub Crawl

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Last weekend, ShanghaiLGBT did themselves proud by throwing their best Halloween Pub Crawl yet and turning the weekend into a spooky, sexy, deliciously drunken affair.

Party buses shuttled almost 200 dance-happy, costumed party-goers around to a series of gay-friendly bars and clubs between Friday the 31st and Saturday November 1st, with games, contests, and – best of all – free Stoli vodka shots galore passed around the buses. Friday’s bus set sail from Vbar and went on to take about 60 people to seven different bars, including Hunter Bar, Asia Blue, Lollipop, Eddy’s, Rice Bar, and 390, ending the night at glitzy gay club Shanghai Studio, where the best costume prizes were given out. Winning costumes went to a Chinese zombie, a set of phantoms, and a banana.

The Pub Crawl switched things up on Saturday, starting the night’s shenanigans at Hunter Bar and taking two full buses of 120 pub crawlers to each of the seven other bars. By the time the buses pulled up at 390, the final stop of the night, partiers were happy, raucous, and dancing in the aisles, and piled out to take the dance party inside. Saturday’s best costume prizes were awarded to a Native American chief, a pair of Pocahantas’, a tree with monkeys, a Cleopatra, and an oversized Minion.

What an amazing weekend – Happy Halloween and let’s do it again next year!

Try and find yourself in the photos from Pub Crawl!

A-Mei Leads Openly Gay Men To Strip For Awareness Campaign

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SINGAPORE (29th October 2014) – Asia’s first high fashion and lifestyle digital journal for the Asian LGBT community ELEMENT Magazine publishes its 10th issue alongside the launch of The Rainbow Campaign. In line with the upcoming Taiwan Pride Parade, renowned Taiwanese singer A-Mei will be fronting the campaign as well as appearing on the cover of ELEMENT Magazine. The only cover shoot that A-Mei is doing this year. MORE…    

ShanghaiLGBT 2014 Halloween Pub Crawl

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Join us for two nights of unforgettable and one-of-a-kind fun!
Join our epic LGBT Halloween parties!
Gay fun in Shanghai’s top LGBT friendly bars!

The ShanghaiLGBT Halloween Pub Crawl is a unique way to get to know Shanghai’s gay night life. It’s more than a party, it’s an experience. We hit up eight different places in two unforgettable nights!

As it’s Halloween, dress up for this event! Best costumes will win prizes. You might win a vibrator (we won’t tell anyone) and other prizes!
During registration you will receive a FREE shot upon entry, snacks and drinks specials (of the alcoholic variety). PLUS A FREE SHOT GLASS NECKLACE to use that night!!!!!!!

This event gives you the chance to mingle with some of the fellow expats and locals that will be joining us for the evening! MORE…    

Color Pride in Color Run

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On the morning of September 27th at about 9:40am, a group of us from the ShanghaiPRIDE volunteer team gathered at the Oriental Sports Center subway exit to start our preparations for the Color Run. The Color Run was a great opportunity for us to participate in a healthy lifestyle and most importantly contribute to the Color with our community rainbow. We helped each other attach our numbers, carefully affixed some rainbow tattoos on our arms and faces, dawned a rainbow wig and draped rainbow flags on our backs, and finally a team full of high rainbow spirits was born!
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Pride at Color Run – Invitation

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The most colorful and joyful event of the year – “The COLOR RUN” will be held on Sat 27th Sep in Shanghai!
Did you sign up successfully? ShanghaiPRIDE invites all LGBT/allies/friends and families who registered to join us for The Color Run starting at 10am.
We will be waiting for you with a rainbow flag at the starting line. Let’s make a rainbow team! Run for a cause!
Feel free to bring your own rainbow flag and colorful decoration to join us!
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Top 100DJs 2014 Festival Pre-Sale Tickets

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Top 100DJs 2014 Festival!
Saturday 10.18 – Pudong Broad Auto Park, Shanghai

Calling all queers! Join us on 18th October for the 2014 Top 100 DJs festival at Pudong Broad Auto Park.
Buy your tickets today and join the festival’s rainbow contingent as we bring glitter to THE DJ festival of the year!

Line up includes: FAT BOY SLIM, STEVE AOKI, NEW WORLD PUNK, GIORGIO MORODER, MATTHEW KOMA, BINGO PLAYERS, trEDcarefuLEE, QUENTIN MOSIMANN, and special guest 吉克隽逸.

ShanghaiPRIDE is an official ticket agent.

Buy Pre-Sale Tickets

Or email shanghaipride@gmail.com for your bookings.

More information of the event can be found at top100djschina.com..
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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/.