Date(s) - 13/06/2020 - 21/06/2020
Location Address Shanghai
With Pride12 less than two weeks away, the ShanghaiPRIDE team is ready and excited to Raise the Pride on June 13-21, 2020.
Our theme this year – “敢晒，敢 骄傲 Raise the Pride” – reflects ShanghaiPRIDE’s commitment to asserting our identities and daring to let our true colors fly free.
In a time when our world can feel increasingly divided, we hope to focus on what unites us — love, friendship, community and Pride. In light of the current situation with COVID-19, ShanghaiPRIDE has made some changes to our original schedule of events.
In particular, the ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival and Pride Art will be postponed to a later date, while the schedule for a few other events will be shifted in order to follow best safety practices and protect our community.
With that in mind, Pride12 kicks off on June 13 with a roster of events that serve as the backbone of the festival. First up that morning is the ShanghaiPRIDE Job Fair in which LGBTQ individuals and allies can network and seek opportunities with inclusive businesses, followed in the afternoon by Pride Open Day, which provides an opportunity to discover the many groups and communities that support LGBTQ individuals throughout China.
ShanghaiPRIDE’s Workplace Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Forums will also take place throughout the day on June 13, covering five essential topics to educate companies on how create a more inclusive work environment, from ally programs to inclusive employee handbooks to a discussion of why supporting diversity benefits companies overall. Rounding out this empowered day of community building is the return of ShanghaiPRIDE’s annual Forum discussions covering a diverse range of topics; this year’s topics span Rainbow Marriage, Mental Health and Inclusive Academia.
On the following day, Sunday, June 14, ShanghaiPRIDE’s beloved annual tradition of the Pride Run will make its return, while the Rainbow Brunch is set to let participants enjoy the sunshine and love. Later that week on Saturday, June 20 is a special ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival screening for Nordic Day. ShanghaiPRIDE also has plenty in store on the party front: The Ladies’ Party, ShanghaiPRIDE’s annual celebration for queer women, is slated for Thursday, June 18, while the Pink Party will go down on Saturday, June 20 with lots of fun and raffle prizes.
The festival will then draw to a close on Sunday, June 21 with Pride Talk, an intimate community event in which LGBTQ individuals and allies will share personal stories about what connects us all under the rainbow.
In the coming days, we encourage Pride12 attendees to look to ShanghaiPRIDE’s social media for updates on any changes as we continue to follow best safety practices. ShanghaiPRIDE is China’s longest-running Pride festival and is managed entirely by volunteers. Funds raised this year will help cover operations costs of the festival. ShanghaiPRIDE would like to thank our consulate partners, including the consulates of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. We would also like to thank our Pride12 sponsors, which include Platinum Sponsors Absolut and Brooklyn Brewery, Gold Sponsors Diesel and Run Hai Lane, and Campaign Sponsor TBWA. For more information or to help support the festival, contact ShanghaiPRIDE via email, WeChat or Weibo or visit shpride.com.