ShanghaiPRIDE 2015

12 June - 21 June

ALMA AWARDS LAUNCHES FIRST REGIONAL LGBT BUSINESS FORUM

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Leaders from IBM and BP join as keynote speakers at the forum

Singapore, MARCH 25, 2015 – The 2nd Asia LGBT Milestone Awards (in short: ALMA Awards 2015) announced the launch of the region’s first international business forum to discuss primarily on issues of social inclusion and diversity on LGBT minorities, which is to be held together with the ALMA Awards Ceremony on 14th April, Bangkok.
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ShanghaiPRIDE presents Queer Talks #1: Homonormativity 101

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When: Sunday 29March2015 5:30pm
Where: Cambio Coffee – 861 Jiangning Lu near Haifang Lu
Entry: Free, RSVP shanghaipride@gmail.com
Please support the venue by buying at least a beverage.

Homonormativity 101: What It Is and How It’s Hurting Our Movement

Used to describe something that’s been around much longer than the word itself, the phenomenon of homonormativity is considered by many to be destructive to the queer rights movement and to the larger queer community.
Homonormativity is a word that addresses the problems of privilege we see in the queer community today as they intersect with White privilege, capitalism, sexism, transmisogyny, and cissexism, all of which end up leaving many people out of the movement toward greater sexual freedom and equality.
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Speed-Dating: Love at First Sight

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Over two dozen hotties in one night! Sound exciting? Come to ShanghaiPRIDE’s 2015 Speed Dating event. We will start off with a few ice breakers and by popular demand, have a new format to better match Shanghai’s eligible singles. Meet face-to-face and not a fake profile, so come to expand your network, meet your new best friend, or fall in love with your Ms. / Mr. Right.
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A Tribute to Paris, to queens and queers who don’t give a bleep

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CINEMQ 3: /SHADE/
03/26/15 THURSDAY 8:30 PM
Location: Factory 54
FREE

New York, 1989. Filmmaker Jennie Livingston documented the underground ballroom scene of Paris Is Burning. A fashion show and club circuit of fashion, Paris was a family for gay kids, for trans kids and all those thrown from their homes for being too much themselves. In the shadow of AIDS and extreme prejudice, Paris Is Burning gave birth to glamour and fierceness, nurtured dreams and aspirations, and taught its lost children to walk, to vogue and to be real.
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WHITE PARTY SG 2015 : The Next Chapter

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4th April 2015, Sat
9pm – 3am

White Party SG 2015 is back with our 7th installation of the biggest all-girls beach party in The region. Organized by Two Queens Asia, the annual White Party series brings together LGBT communities from all across the region such as Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia and China. Queens and friends of our community come together for one night of luminous unity!
This White Party SG, Two Queens Asia once again pushes the scene forward in The Next Chapter with brand new things in store specially for the ladies.
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Clay Ok

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ShanghaiPRIDE presents an ARTernative to the bar. We have found a cozy little studio for making adorable clay figurines, which is a perfect place to let your creative side run wild for an evening. Come with your friends to work in a small group, or if you register alone, we can pair you with another small group. Beverages such as wine, coffee, and tea will be served to help your creative juices flow. An instructor is available to help you with direction. Diagrams are able to help you with design. So… no prior experience is necessary. Come just to have fun and relax. “It’s OK to be Clay!”
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Second Film Screening of “PRIDE”

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Due to the overwhelming response of the premiere in February, the British Consulate-General Shanghai and the Cultural and Education Section of the British Consulate-General are organizing a second film screening of “PRIDE”, a film based on a true story about LGBT activists in UK.

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Vote for your Favorite Pride7 T-Shirt Design!!

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This year, ShanghaiPRIDE invited designers to submit their most creative designs for the Pride7 t-shirt. Now, we want YOU to vote for the new t-shirt design.

We have received over 30 cool designs and the the committee has selected 8 for you to choose from.

The design requirements include the six colors of the rainbow flag, this year’s theme of “Love is Our Future / 爱于未来”, and the ShanghaiPRIDE logo.

To vote, just follow our WeChat ID: Shanghai-PRIDE or 上海骄傲节.
Vote link: Send message “Vote” to ShanghaiPRIDE WeChat.
Voting ends Monday 16March 12pm.

ShanghaiPRIDE reserves the rights of the final designs.

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ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival – Extended deadline for short film competition 2015

Announcing competition judges and partnership with Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF)

Shanghai, 3rd March, 2015 – ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival (ShPFF) is extending the deadline for ALL entries to its short film competition to 15th April, 2015. Submission details are online at http://shpride.com/films

We invite filmmakers to submit work which tells LGBT Chinese stories. 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. Submission is free, and we aim to screen every film by Chinese nationals (although filmmakers from any nation are invited to submit)

Films may be fiction, documentary or experimental, and should focus on queer Chinese experience (‘Chinese’ may be interpreted as national, ethnic or cultural identity). Eligible films must be under 30 minutes and made after June 2013.

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[Keep Calm & Celebrate the LGBT History Month]《PRIDE》Premiere in Shanghai

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[Keep Calm & Celebrate the LGBT History Month] In conjunction with the LGBT History Month observed by UK in February, the British Consulate-General Shanghai and the Cultural and Education Section of the British Consulate-General are organizing a film screening to celebrate diversity and the contribution for LGBT in UK and the world. “PRIDE” is a film based on a true story about LGBT activists in UK. MORE…    

CHARITY PARTY @Lola

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On Wednesday, Feb 4th, get your COLORS on for a cause at Lola! Five cool DJs will spin all night long to benefit ShanghaiPRIDE 2015, coming up in June. Presented by HUNT, event entry is RMB 30 (including one shot), and all door proceeds will go toward organizing the most spectacular rainbow festival the city has ever seen!

What: Colors Charity

When: Wednesday 4th Feb 2015, 9pm onwards

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【Event Recap】CINEMQ: /touch/ SHORT FILM SCREENING

ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival launched it’s new monthly queer film series CINEMQ on 22nd Jan. Two separate rounds of short films from China, India, Europe and North America were screened. A great audience joined us and took part in a lively discussion. Thanks to our venue sponsor ATTIC for kind use of their space.

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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 Chinese 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 selected to represent Shanghai at the IRIS 2015 screening and will be competing for the prize of £30,000 (CNY300,000). Films for this competition must be received by 15th March, 2015. Final submission deadline for other ShPFF screenings is 15th April, 2015. Read on »

ShLGBT:- 2015 NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY @Lollipop

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If you’re in town and looking for a chillaxing NYE…

Celebrate the last day of the year and welcome the brand new year at Lollipop! Free Peter Le calendar to be given away.

WHEN:
31 Dec 2014 – 9pm

WHERE:
Lollipop Bar&Lounge
No. 141 Tai’an Road near Huashan Road

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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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