ShanghaiPRIDE 2015

12 June - 21 June

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

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.

With seven photographers and 20 participants from six cities in Asia participating in the Rainbow Campaign, ELEMENT Magazine hopes to share the universal values with the world that despite the differences in sexual orientation, LGBTs are fundamentally the same as everyone else trying to make the best out of what we have and longing for love. We hope to make an impact in our culture and gradually gain further acceptance in society. Campaign organizer Hiro Mizuhara commented, “Homosexuality traces back many centuries ago regardless of color or race. True democracy in any country lies in protecting the interest of minorities.” As a mixed descendent of Japanese and Chinese, Hiro Mizuhara received Western education while growing up. He has experienced differences and common traits lied in different cultures. As the organizer of the rainbow campaign, he added, “A truly progressed and civilized society is one that respect the very rights and dignity of every individual.”

Renowned Taiwanese singer who is also an advocate for gay rights A-Mei shared her purpose in fronting this campaign, “As it is to me, love needs to be respected regardless of who you are, who I am.

I hope by taking part in this campaign, more people will be aware, understand and recognize the LGBT community.”

Ian Koh, photographer for the Taiwan leg of this campaign says “Through this campaign, teenagers and young adults who has been suppressed can see that there are many (gay people) out there living their lives normally and holding their heads up high.”

Well-known Taiwanese celebrity photographer Su Yi Liang took the opportunity as a contribution to the LGBT community “I very happy that I can do something for our LGBT friends, so I took the job as I wanted to show support in the best way I know how.”

The Rainbow Issue will be launch by the end of October featuring exclusive interviews with A-Mei and every participant. The series of visually bold photographs will also be exhibited in an LGBT bar in Shanghai called 390 Shanghai in cooperation with ShanghaiPRIDE.

For English/英文:www.ELEMENTMAG.asia

For Chinese/中文:www.danlan.org / www.390shanghai.com / shpride.com

For English/英文:http://www.ELEMENTMAG.asia

For Chinese/中文:www.danlan.org / www.390shanghai.com / shpride.com

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…    

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!

Visit the Event Page for details. MORE…    

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.

Visit the Event Page for details. MORE…    

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.