ShanghaiPRIDE 2017

15 June - 18 June



ShanghaiPRIDE presents the 3rd Annual PRIDE’S GOT TALENT.

Witness the magic as Shanghai’s best amateur singers, dancers, drag artists, poets, and more compete for a total of 3500RMB cash and prizes with the winners chosen by judges and your votes!

Featuring local celebrity judges and professional guest performers, this event is sure to be a night to remember.

Doors open at 20:00 on 22-Apr.
Pre-sale 100RMB, door 150RMB all including one drink. For tickets, go to

Proceeds will benefit ShanghaiPRIDE 2017.MORE…    

ShanghaiPRIDE Merchandise Questionnaire Survey


The 9th ShanghaiPRIDE is coming up, are you ready for it?

Do you want some memorable merchandise to commemorate the festival? The ShanghaiPRIDE Merchandise Team invites you to participate in this survey to let us know what you like.

Each question is important to us. Two lucky friends will receive a surprise gift! So remember to add your email address at the end.MORE…    

Event Recap: Women Up! – kNOw Violence


On the evening of March 9th, over 90 individuals from all walks of life gathered at XSPACE for Women Up! – kNOw Violence, a forum on anti-violence against women. Attendees included university students, corporate individuals, scholars, and other community organizers.MORE…    

ShPRIDE Visits Down Under


Besides the parade, Sydney Mardi Gras has a big focus on the arts program. Many conversations regarding collaborations have been started, so stay tuned for a great line up during ShanghaiPRIDE in June!

Last chance to win souveniors Darick and Raymond brought back from Sydney Mardi Gras!




PRIDE’S Got Talent is an annual amateur talent show to support the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community in Shanghai. Participants compete for 3500RMB in total cash prizes and other prizes in front of a live audience. Featuring exciting guest professional performers and local celebrity judges! All LGBTQ and Allies are welcome!

All talents are encouraged to audition: music, spoken word, dance, drag, burlesque, circus, and comedy! Competition is on 22-Apr 8:00pm.MORE…    

Live from Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival


While we celebrate the success of the recent most buzzed-about film, winning the Best Picture at Oscars last night in USA, there is another significant queer film festival happening on the other side of the globe, the Mardi Gras Film Festival, which brought together 13 members of the Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance (APQFFA) to Sydney, Australia.MORE…    

Pride Talk 2017 – Calling for Speakers!


Pride Talk 2017 is back in mid-June to celebrate the 9th ShanghaiPRIDE festival. We are calling for speakers now.

Share with us your story – it can be of a heartfelt moment, a call to action, a story of progress, a story of where you or we as a whole have come from, etc. We’d especially love to hear from the full spectrum of LGBTQ+ as well as parents and allies. The Time is Now… to hear from you.MORE…    

Follow ShPRIDE to experience Sydney Mardi Gras


Invited by Mardi Gras Film Festival, 2 organizers of ShPRIDE will be joining more members of the Asia-Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance in Sydney, Australia for the Mardi Gras Film Festival, and also participating in the Mardi Gras Parade on 4-Mar, next Saturday. Before the exciting parade, besides the film festival, there are also diverse events for the community, including visual and performing arts, fair day, Rainbow Run, comedy shows, musicals and dances, panels, and parties!MORE…    

Mar. 9th – Women Up! kNOw Violence (RSVP only)

It is estimated that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70% of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.

——UN Women & World Health Organization

No matter the violence be emotional, physical or sexual, no human being deserves to be violated. Violence creates a cycle of abuse because it is rooted in a desire to (re)gain control, most often by people you know. What perpetuates that cycle is silence, so let’s stand together and have a dialogue with professionals and peers.

Event Recap


Queer Talks – Consent?


What does consent mean to you? How free do you feel to discuss it with your friends and partners? Being a signal of trust in a relationship, consent is not just important- it’s vital. Join us at QT as we discuss Shame, consent, and the precious line between yes and no.

Queer Talks: Shame part 3 – Consent?
Date: Sunday February 19th
Time: 5:30PM
Venue: Roxie, 359 Kangding Rd 2F near North Shanxi Rd

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Queer Talks – Films & Femininity


Join us for our first QT FILM NIGHT!

Dichotomy of female representation in media

How does mass media influence our culture and values? Roles of women are often portrayed as dichotomies in mass media (i.e., temptress vs damsel; virgin vs slut). Do these roles perpetuate or debunk stereotypes? How does power, control and violence come into play with these gender roles? What is a healthy sexual space for women? What can positive female roles look like in media? Join us for a fun QT Film night special and short film screening “The Driver” By Matthew Baren! Feb 5th Sunday 5:30PM at Roxie.

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Wishing Everyone a Happy & Prosperous Rooster Year!!

Team ShanghaiPRIDE 2017

ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival 2017 + Short Film Competition Launch

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ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival (ShPFF) will return in June 11th & 18th 2017

ShPFF was launched in 2015 as part of ShanghaiPRIDE, continuing to support new Chinese filmmakers and bringing the cutting edge of international queer cinema to Shanghai.

In October 2015, ShPFF became one of the founding members of the Asia-Pacific LGBT/Queer Film Festivals Alliance (APQFFA). Launched in Taipei, the alliance aims to support and promote work by filmmakers across the region.

Submission Date for ShPFF is January 16th – April 15th, 2017.MORE…    

Queer Talks – Sluts & Virgins


Queer Talks is a discussion-based bi-monthly bilingual event focusing on a different topic every two weeks. We provide a safe space to LGBTQIA individuals in the community to voice concerns, share stories, reflect and discuss each topic at hand.

If someone calls you a “slut,” what is the first feeling that overcomes you? A sense of shame or embarrassment attached to your love life, or a sense of pride attached to sexual success and prowess? In the second installment of our series on Shame, Queer Talks will look at how we internalize shame based on our sexual identity, our bodies, and how these perceptions could also be shaped by those around us.

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Wishing you happy holidays and a wonderful 2017!


Dear Friends of ShanghaiPRIDE,

As 2016 comes to an end, we would like to share with you some of our achievements this year. We could not have done it without your support. During the 11-day Pride8 festival, we hosted 33 events and more than 6,500 participants from Shanghai, nearby cities and all over the world.MORE…    




The Shelter
Basement of 5 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

We carve our niche between a rock and a hard place, squeeze sequinned down supermarket aisles and cruise on public transport. This special edition of CINEMQ celebrates queered spaces in every form. From clubs to cruising grounds, collectives to communities…sites cut with glitter, with tears, with blood. In the absence of a home, we take shelter where we can.

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