ShanghaiPRIDE 2015

12 June - 21 June

American Apparel Pride7 T-Shirt

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American Apparel teams up with ShanghaiPRIDE again for Pride7, ShanghaiPRIDE’s seventh annual week-long festival celebrating the LGBTQ (Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Trans-sexual Queer) community. This year, American Apparel has produced a limited edition Pride7-themed t-shirt featuring the winning design from Pride7’s t-shirt design competition. The t-shirt reflects this year’s theme of “Love Is Our Future”, which refers 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.

Photos courtesy of Rodney Ye, Instagram: @rodneyye, Weibo: @叶可rodneyye

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ShanghaiPRIDE Launches Official Theatre Festival

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Shanghai, – This June, the ShanghaiPRIDE Theatre Festival (ShPTF) is ready to roll out an outstanding collection of theatre pieces for ShanghaiPRIDE that aims to broaden the art’s representation of LGBT lives and challenge, explore, and embrace its LGBT characters. Established as an alternate artistic experience to Pride’s many parties, the Theatre Festival gives theatre-goers a glimpse into what queer art can look like in China, and engages both local Chinese and English-speaking theatre companies. Shows start from the beginning of June with pre-Pride acts and then run on after Pride week, sizzling with dance, music, song, and drama through a diverse range of acts with some of the best performers in Shanghai.

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ShanghaiPRIDE Introduces Inaugural Rainbow Bike Ride

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ShanghaiPRIDE Rainbow Bike Ride registration starts now!

This is a brand-new night-time event for Pride7. Six teams, each representing a different color of the rainbow flag, will ride along six different routes to join together at Brownstone, Yongjia Court, where an after-ride party will be held. Riding time varies from 30 minutes to 1 hour for each route. We will equip all your bikes with lights of different colors. The moment when the “six-color rainbow” is united will be recorded by camera.

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ShanghaiPRIDE Celebrates 7th Festival with the Annual Pride Run and Pink BBQ Open Registration

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China’s longest-running reoccurring LGBTQ event ShanghaiPRIDE will kick off on the Saturday morning of June 13th 2015. For the third consecutive year, the week-long festival will be opened by a 6km city run passing through Shanghai’s various iconic sights, after which the crowd will be invited to celebrate diversity with a lunchtime BBQ at The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi, relaxing 5th level terrace lounge, XTD elevated. The venue’s encompassing view on the city’s popular Xintiandi district will be accompanied by a number of colorful performances.

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Hawaiian Summer Pub Crawl

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Summer is coming, and as the heat picks up, clothes start falling off. On a Hawaiian beach, it’s ok to be half-dressed, so ShanghaiPRIDE is hosting its first Hawaiian-themed Summer Pub crawl on 23 May. We will take you to five bars, surround you with hot people, fill you with alcohol, and then leave you to dance. Could you ask for more on a Saturday night? Start working on those abs now because the dress code is beach wear. All you beaches better be there!
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Pride Zumba Party

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Come Zumba with us for a very special fitness dance party where your ticket proceeds will be donated to charity. Our recipient, the Chi Heng Foundation (www.chihengfoundation.com), aims to create a harmonious, equal, and healthy society by funding and operating projects in education and care for children and adults impacted by HIV/AIDS in China. Whether it’s your first time to Zumba or you’re an aficionado, step to the beat with the best Zumba instructors Shanghai has to offer. Join us on Saturday 30May!
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PRIDE’S GOT TALENT PARTY

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ShanghaiPRIDE presents PRIDE’S GOT TALENT, a amateur talent competition and fundraiser for ShanghaiPRIDE, to be held on May 30 at the Pearl. Participants have up to five minutes to present a talent of their choosing (music, poetry, dance, drag, etc.) with the top three performers winning cash prizes and the chance to perform at further ShanghaiPRIDE events. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
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ShanghaiPRIDE Unveils Plans for Art & Photo Exhibition

Shanghai, May 17, 2015 – This year’s ShanghaiPRIDE Art & Photo Exhibition promises to be bigger and better than ever, with six featured artists presenting creations inspired by their experiences in Shanghai and the Pride7 theme, “Love is Our Future.” The exhibition will run throughout Pride week, June 12th-21st, and features photography by Moggy Chang, Bin Hu and Scotty So as well as paintings by James Jarvis and Gabriel Munguia. This year’s exhibition also won great support and sponsorship by an Italian restaurant- Garden Restaurant & Bar.

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CINEMQ5: /THIRST/

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Screening queer short films by Chinese filmmakers, followed by a DJ set from Mau Mau!

We wake up each morning and our mouths are dry. Life is a desert. We yearn for love, we lust for contact, an oasis to drink dry.
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Join the Freeze Flash Mob Workshop on May 12!

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Note that a Freeze Flash Mob will be on May 17, performance place and exact time will be given close to the date.
Freeze Flashmob doesn’t need any skills but commitment. To learn more about that we will have this workshop.
You might be asked to participate in other flash mobs during June. Don’t hesitate, join and tell you friends.
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1st China LGBT Talent Job Fair RSVP Now Open!

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WorkForLGBT and Shanghai LGBT Professionals is proud to launch registration today for the 1st Annual China LGBT (Lesbian, Gay,Bisexual, and Transgender) Talent Job Fair – the first time in China companies are reaching out to the LGBT community in support of equality, diversity & inclusion in employment. Please join us at the Langham Xintiandi Shanghai Hotel’s 3rd Floor Ballroom on Saturday, April 25th between 2:00 –6:00 pm for this groundbreaking talent & job fair.
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