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ShanghaiPRIDE cancels all upcoming activities and takes a break from scheduling any future events

ShanghaiPRIDE began in 2009 as a small community event in celebration of acceptance and diversity.

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“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.”

Source: Team ShanghaiPRIDE

 

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