ShanghaiPRIDE 2017

15 June - 18 June



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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“Coming out” remains one of the biggest challenges among the LGBTQ community. Closet doors were opened and closed in schools, workplaces, within families and the society. Family members are the closest to us, many children are insecure and lost when dealing with relationship with their love ones. We hear of loving, helpless, exciting and broken-hearted stories, they are presented in films that touches many of us.

On 19-Nov 3PM, ShanghaiPRIDE with The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai and PFLAG China will co-host “Dear Mom & Dad”, a special film screening of short films from The Netherlands and China about coming out.

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Diversity in Sports Forum with Jason Collins


ShanghaiPRIDE and The Pac-12 Conference are teaming up to present a special networking event celebrating diversity in sports.

What: Diversity in Sports Forum
When: Tuesday, 08-Nov, 6-8pm
Where: XSPACE – 77 Jiangning Rd near Fengxian Rd

Special Guest: NBA player and Stanford graduate Jason Collins will join for a speaker session and Q&A on the many facets of playing sports at the university level and professionally. Collins was the first active NBA player to say publicly that he was gay and was honored as one of Time Magazine’s Top 40 Most Influential People of 2014.MORE…    


So Proud and honored winning the Bronze Prize in the category of Best Innovative Idea or Concept of Dragons of Asia for ShanghaiPRIDE’s Holding Hands campaign by Wunderman Shanghai.