SHANGHAI • 上海
Population 24,152,770 (Year 2015)
Finance Global financial center & transporation hub
Culture Traditional Chinese Culture + Deep affect of Western culture
LGBT First Pride event in Mainland China in 2009
Education First LGBT studies program in Mainland China
(Fudan University 2005)
LGBT Organization Fewer than 10
The first ShanghaiPRIDE came into being with a bang in 2009, thanks to the tireless commitment of a small group of volunteers. Their hope was, and still remains, that ShanghaiPRIDE can raise the awareness and visibility of the LGBT community in China and thereby increase acceptance and tolerance.
ShanghaiPRIDE is a diverse and colorful celebration of all that’s great about being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. In a country where only a tiny slice of the estimated 50 million LGBT people are out to themselves and others, ShanghaiPRIDE is a poignant reminder that a lot of progress still needs to be made in Chinese society to help people feel comfortable with the way they were born.
Shanghai NvAi 上海女爱
Shanghai NvAi was established in 2005 and it is the only lesbian nonprofit organization in Shanghai. It aims to facilitate communication in the lesbian community, spread lesbian culture, promote self-identification and public recognition, advocate for diversity and equality, and reduce discrimination based on gender and sexuaity.
Since its establishement, Shanghai NvAi has a variety of projects including setting hotline, training volunteers, holding cultural salons, speaking in college courses on homosexuality, organizing Pride events, compiling oral history book "Their Love is Speaking - Women Who Love Women in Shanghai", holding Lesbian Film Festival Shanghai, and etc.