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If not now, when? This is the question that drives the ninth annual ShanghaiPRIDE festival, slated for June 15-18 under the theme “TheTime Is Now...”
Unable to attend the Shanghai Pride Film Festival in person, legendary British actor and gay rights activist delivers heart-warming message to the LGBT community
Mainland China’s largest pride festival returns for a week in June with the theme “I am Me.”
A man in Shanghai has been sentenced to five months in administrative detention for organizing an orgy for himself and seven other men in Xuhui district, the local court said Tuesday.
As Shanghai’s week-long pride festival kicked off over the weekend, the festival website with details of the events – shanghaipride.com – has been effectively blocked by a firewall.
Club Angel, said to be the largest gay club in Shanghai which opened its doors in June, announced that it will be closed temporarily until further notice due to licensing issues and complaints alleging that pornographic activities were taking place in the club.
Despite several event cancellations due to police intervention last year, organisers of Shanghai Pride this week announced the line-up although individual venues will only be made known days before each event.
The series presents 10 movers and shakers in Asia who are set to bring about positive change in their local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
Shanghai has a flourishing gay scene with an emergence of new bars, clubs and social groups although a good number of the men who participate are married to women, reports AFP.
Main event on Saturday a success despite brief police presence; festival raises RMB 15,380 (USD2,250) for Chi Heng Foundation.
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