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.
I Am Me – with Fan Popo
(Fan Popo is an independent film director. He won a lawsuit against the state’s top film legislator when his LGBT documentary, Mama Rainbow, was censored and banned online. )
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.
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.
Event Name: [Buy Tickets] ShPTF – Muju Group: Seasons of Love
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…
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…
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,
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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
There are just three weeks to go until Shanghai’s biggest LGBTQ cinema event, ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival (ShPFF) returns for its second year. The official program will be released online on June 10th, but here’s a taste of what’s in store.
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…
Elevator, 4/f, 218 Xinle Lu nr. Donghu Lu
Doors Open: 8.30pm / Afterparty: 10pm-LATE
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!
I Am Me – with Qiu Bai
(Bai won a lawsuit against the education bureau for homosexuality stigmatization on textbooks.)MORE…
I Am Me – with Li Yinhe
(Yinhe has been devoting her life in promoting LGBTQ rights academically in China.)MORE…