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ShanghaiPRIDE Announces That It Is Stopping All Activities

Aug 13, 2020 | 19:00 Thu
In an unexpected statement sent out to volunteers, sponsors and partners on Thursday evening, one of China's largest Pride organizations, ShanghaiPRIDE, has announced that it will be stopping all activities, citing concern for the safety of its members. A statement released on WeChat shortly thereafter confirms that they have cancelled future events and are "taking a break from scheduling any future events." The non-profit community organization has been promoting diversity and the LGBTQ community for 12 years, and is best known for its annual month long celebration, including the Pride Run, and the Pride Film Festival. There's no word at the moment about what comes next for the organizers. Frankly, we don't know how to deal with this information. Goddamn heartbreaking. See the full announcement released on their WeChat after the break.



ShanghaiPRIDE began in 2009 as a small community event in celebration of acceptance and diversity. We hoped to instill a sense of belonging in anyone who sought it and nurture an environment of inclusion and love. Over the past 12 years, we worked hard to enrich the culture and diversity of this city that we love so much: we showcased inspired artwork, theater and films; we fostered connections through job fairs and group open days; we offered a platform for individuals to share authentic stories about their lives; we threw parties that brought people together; and we hosted forums to trade wisdom on how to make Shanghai a more vibrant, inclusive place.


Pride has a lot of different meanings for different people – for us, it has always been about showing our community that not only is there nothing wrong with who we are, but that our identities and the people that we love are worth celebrating.


ShanghaiPRIDE regrets to announce that we are cancelling all upcoming activities and taking a break from scheduling any future events. We love our community, and we are grateful for the experiences we’ve shared together. No matter what, we will always be proud – and you should be, too.

Team ShanghaiPRIDE


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