ShanghaiPRIDE 2015

12 June - 21 June

ShanghaiLGBT 2014 Drag Party

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. Boys (and bois!) slipped into their glitziest dresses and packed some junk in the trunk, while girls showed their dapper side in suits and ‘staches. Besides drinking up at the bar and getting down on the dance floor, the highlight of the evening was a bona fide drag competition hosted by Drag Queen Honey West (last year’s Best Drag Performance winner) and Drag King Handsome Devil – both of whom brought sizzling performances to the 390 stage. The judging panel consisted of Cowboy Susan from Shanghai Studio, Drag Icon Ivanna Suckalongkok (who is on sabbatical for a year but staged a surprise return for one night only) and ShanghaiPRIDE’s Ramisto. Five competition entrants – Venus, Victoria Chanel, Bai Xue, Kelvin Kel and Pearl Fauxnoir – wowed the crowd with fabulous moves that would make RuPaul proud, alongside other red-hot performances from Queen Elsa, Naughty Nurse and the Pink Ladies. Prizes were awarded in three categories: the judges named Victoria Chanel Best Drag Performer, while popular vote proclaimed Pearl Fauxnoir Best Drag Queen for the second year in a row, and newcomer Xia was voted Best Drag King. In addition to celebrating the best of Shanghai’s queer royalty, the event also helped raise funds for ShanghaiPRIDE 2015. Congratulations to all the winners, and we’ll see you next year!

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…    

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/.

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…