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Shanghai’s best guide to gay clubs, gay bars and LGBT events and resources in Shanghai

On the Gaydar: Shanghai's best queer-friendly venues
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On the Gaydar: Shanghai's best queer-friendly venues

Looking for queer spaces or friendly venues? Look no further

The LGBT movers and shakers who are shaping Shanghai right now
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The LGBT movers and shakers who are shaping Shanghai right now

Eight queer influencers you should know

The new normal: A mother's journey to acceptance of her gay son

The new normal: A mother's journey to acceptance of her gay son

He Fenglan opens up about about understanding her child's relationships

The Grindr code revealed
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The Grindr code revealed

The all-important hidden meanings of the most commonly used emojis

13 of Shanghai's most inspiring queer women
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13 of Shanghai's most inspiring queer women

Check out these stories from truly inspirational queer women leaders

Community groups and organisations

ShanghaiPRIDE
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ShanghaiPRIDE

China's longest running LGBTQ festival

LQ: Shanghai Les Queers
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LQ: Shanghai Les Queers

Shanghai's premier community for queer women

One Love Shanghai
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One Love Shanghai

An LBT focused group providing year round support and community

Open Doors Shanghai
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Open Doors Shanghai

A queer community group focusing on wholesome activities

Queer-friendly bars and clubs

Lucca
Bars

Lucca

Former 390 Bar

Roxie
Bars

Roxie

Jingan bar and club catering for the queer crowd

Happiness42

Happiness42

Glitzy new gay bar from the owners of Lucca

Lollipop
Bars

Lollipop

Upmarket bar with impressively extensive selection of booze on offer

Rice Bar
Bars

Rice Bar

Lively gay bar with great cocktails

Moon Bar
Bars

Moon Bar

Relaxed gay bar in Xujiahui

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LGBT parties and events

U Need To Drink
Bars

U Need To Drink

Weekly open bar session at Happiness 42

Every Friday,Saturday
Happiness42
Heat & Beat Open Bar
Bars

Heat & Beat Open Bar

Thursday night free-flow at Lucca

Every Thursday
Lucca
FABULICIOUS XOXO Cocktail Lounge Night
Bars

FABULICIOUS XOXO Cocktail Lounge Night

Celebrate hump day at Happiness42 with buy-one-get-one cocktails

Every Wednesday
Happiness42
Snap! Thirstation
Bars

Snap! Thirstation

Mid-week queer party series from the Snap! boys

Every Thursday
The Parrot
Queer Pub Quiz
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Queer Pub Quiz

Battle it out for prizes and free drinks

The First Wednesday of every month
Roxie

Women's events

You Paint We Pour
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You Paint We Pour

Brush in one hand, Bud in the other

The Third Monday of every month
Roxie
Tequila Tuesdays
Bars

Tequila Tuesdays

Pre-humpday free flow tequila deal for ladies

Every Tuesday
Roxie
Table Top Thursdays
Bars

Table Top Thursdays

Chill board game and tarot night every Thursday at Roxie

Every Thursday
Roxie
Fireball Friday
Bars

Fireball Friday

Fiery buy-one-get-ones all night long

Every Friday
Roxie
Roxie Cinema
Bars

Roxie Cinema

Watch queer classics at Roxie once a month

The Last Wednesday of every month
Roxie
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LGBTQ issues in China

LGBT activists respond to TV show ban
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LGBT activists respond to TV show ban

Popular Chinese internet show Addicted was taken offline in February

Companies' LGBT support
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Companies' LGBT support

Progress is slow when it comes to conditions for gay staff

New app iHomo
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New app iHomo

iHomo brings together gay men and lesbians to form cooperative marriages

Sexual health testing in China's LGBT community
Health & Wellness

Sexual health testing in China's LGBT community

How can Shanghai’s gay community take care of sexual health?

China's first ever LGBT travel agency
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China's first ever LGBT travel agency

Founder Ricky Wang on catering to China's newly-emerging queer demographic

China's Gay Shock Therapy
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China's Gay Shock Therapy

Documentary reveals use of 'conversion therapy' in China's hospitals

China's LGBT art
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China's LGBT art

Why a booming Chinese art market is still so cagey about queerdom

The pink Renminbi
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The pink Renminbi

Chinese companies may finally be waking up to a huge market