ShanghaiPRIDE 2015

12 June - 21 June

CINEMQ 4: /DIVINE/

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A Tribute to “the most beautiful woman in the world, almost.”

THURSDAY, APR 16TH
Film Screening: 8:30PM – 10PM
Hi-NRG & Disco: 10PM – 2AM
from Discosmic Divas: Tobias & Nik

@Dada, 115 Xingfu Rd, near Fahuazhen Rd

Who is DIVINE? To appreciate her oeuvre, forget about good taste, good manners, and all but the filthiest conventions!
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ShPFF Last Call for Submissions

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Shanghai, 10th April, 2015 – Last call for ALL entries for the short film competition, the deadline is only 5 days away!

Submission Deadline: April 15th 2015 (Wed)

Submission Requirements:
 Films may be fiction, documentary or experimental
 Films should focus on queer Chinese experience (‘Chinese’ may be interpreted as national, ethnic or cultural identity).

Film Duration: less than 30 minutes
Submission Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEEpKuXzyB8
Other details: http://shpride.com/films
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SHPTF needs YOU!

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ShanghaiPRIDE Theatre Festival is happening in June. We are now recruiting volunteers for the play “ID” at Shanghai Theater Academy.

Come join us if you
-love acting
-can act
-want to help with LGBTQ community
-are aged between 18 and 35
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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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Pride7 Hits Shanghai June 12th-21st

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Shanghai, March 30, 2015 – The ShanghaiPRIDE festival is back for its seventh year with a week’s worth of cultural, social and educational events aimed at creating awareness and promoting tolerance and acceptance. This year’s festival will run under the theme “Love Is Our Future” (爱予未来 ai yu weilai), referring to love in the form of connections among LGBTQ individuals; same-sex marriage; and support and tolerance from family, friends, colleagues and allies regardless of lifestyle, gender or sexual orientation.
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Clay OK Review!

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On Saturday 28March, ShanghaiPRIDE hosted an arts-and-crafts event ‘Clay OK!’. Participants came to a cozy little studio to create adorable clay figures and make new friends. We offered free mimosas to help the creative juices flow and we were impressed with the results, so were the participants. ShanghaiPRIDE is creating an “ARTernative” to the bar scene with a fun, relaxing and safe-zone environment where participants could mingle with no pressure. Our instructors helped us pick the most creative winners who received special mugs and calendars.
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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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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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