Shanghai PRIDE 2014 – It’s “Better Together!”

From 13-22 June, mainland China’s most international city will see the LGBT community's biggest annual celebration.

This year, there will be a range of activities under the theme “Better Together”.

“After five great years of development, we are really proud and appreciate the LGBT community and its allies coming out as one,” organiser Raymond Phang said.

“For our 6th ShanghaiPRIDE, we’re using the six colours of the rainbow for worldwide LGBT movements to showcase the significance of becoming ‘better together’”.

Fellow organiser Charlene Liu said she and her colleagues are busy finalising an eclectic mix of events such as the opening party, film festival and theatre plays.


ShanghaiPRIDE poster“We’ve also got an art exhibition, panel discussions, and trivia night which seek to celebrate our community’s diversity, strengthen us and spread the universal messages of acceptance and equal love,” Liu said.

Proceeds from this year’s Pride will be shared among site Lestalk, HIV/AIDS awareness and health care group Zuoyou, and the Chengdu Tongle health counseling service.

“Events such as the art exhibition, film festival and theatre plays showcase Chinese and international works, while our organizers and volunteers are also from many places around China and beyond,” organizer Phang said.

“Although we’re from different places, many of our experiences are similar, so we’ll be sharing these through panels and cultural events, exploring subjects like transgender community-related topics, health, marriage and family acceptance.”

“We can’t wait to get ShanghaiPRIDE week started and share the love and fun,” Liu added.

For a schedule of events click here.

17-05-2014 by TGA Staff   |   More: Gay ChinaGay Shanghai

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