Did you know that Chinese Emperor Ai had a gay lover 2,000 years ago? Did you know that there are hundreds of ancient African languages that contain phrases that refer to LGBTQ identities? Did you know that the vast majority of anti-homosexuality laws around the world originated in a 19th century law under the British Empire? Did you know that aboriginal people in North America and Australia have played a key role in preserving pre-colonial queer identities? Find out more about LGBTQ history at ShanghaiPRIDE. Free entry.
What does the “+” in LGBTQ+ represent? Intersex, non-binary, gender fluid—people often use these terms interchangeably, but they are distinctive identities that are often overlooked. ShanghaiPRIDE is exploring the infinite possibilities of gender minorities and hear from personal experiences from the panel. Free entry.
The 2019 Rainbow Family Forum invites several panelists to continue the discussions on LGBTQ communities and families. This year’s forum will discuss the family lives of same-sex couples and psychological needs, with children and parents from rainbow families. Free entry.
The LGBTQ Groups Open Day invites more than 30 organizations from various provinces and regions to showcase their different expertise for a diverse dialogue. Free entry.
The Art Festival
Pride Art returns this June by inviting the public to submit artwork that showcases self-identity, diversity, and Pride. This year’s Pride Art is composed of three parts: “Self-awareness”, “Relationship”, and “Community”. It's open for 11am to 6pm.
The Pink Brunch
Andaz Xintiandi has launched a new menu which includes both Chinese and Western-style cuisines specially for ShanghaiPRIDE. 288rmb per person.
This is it, the big party of Shanghai Pride, taking place at RIINK, with a strict dress code that you must have something, anything, in pink. 100rmb entry including a drink.
More info about ShanghaiPRIDE 2019 events available on the ShanghaiPRIDE official website.