August 14, 2020

ShanghaiPRIDE halts its 12-year ride over ‘safety’

Shanghai (AFP) – China’s longest-running LGBTQ group, ShanghaiPRIDE, has said it is stopping all its activities and events “to protect the safety of all involved”.The Shanghai-based group holds an annual festival that aims to raise awareness for China’s gay community, as well as running a series of social and cultural events through the year.But in a statement on Thursday night posted on its official account on social media platform WeChat, organisers said they were “cancelling all upcoming activities and taking a break from scheduling any future events.”One of the co-founders, Charlene Liu, l…


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