Amidst all the hubbub of an unmentionable anniversary, the LGBT community has been planning it’s own great leap forward. Shanghai has been chosen for Mainland China’s first Gay Pride event – Shanghai Pride!
Spokesperson of ShanghaiPRIDE and the city’s most fabulous homosexual, Hannah Miller, said, “Shanghai is undoubtedly China’s most liberal and progressive city and it is the logical choice to host Mainland China’s first gay pride festival. It speaks volumes for China’s advancement that such an event can now be organized – it shows that China is becoming a modern, tolerant and forward-thinking nation.”
Co-founder of Shanghai LGBT and Shanghai Pride, Tiffany Lemay, added, ‘…last year, we saw the Beijing Olympics described as “China’s coming out” party. Now China is really coming out – this time from the closet.’
Shanghai Pride runs from this Sunday, June 7 to June 14th with a variety of events including films, food, hot body contests, poetry, panel discussions, wine tasting, drag queens, and parties. Don’t miss the raffle that benefits Chiheng Foundation AIDS Orphans project.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, inquiring, and straight are all welcome to the events. Check out the calendar here!
(Full disclosure: Shanghai Fag Hag, as an organizer of Shanghai Pride, really hopes everyone joins the event…even straight people like herself.)