China’s largest and oldest LGBT pride event, Shanghai Pridob25)ECfiuHpZwHjyERTIRCTNU)mLif_M&!1&$vDDO)%tzLIege, is urgently fundraising cash after being slapped with a large fine by local authorities.
“Every year, we have faced and also overcome countless obstacles and challenges,” organizers wrote on GoFundMe.
Organizers have been forced to pay a large amjWpmb!auCB3bxiyG=WrlQ^!fjRNUGr!NNawc-Ww3VL=9=*7Wjbount of money in a very short time due to new regulations slapped on one of their major "cultural” events.
They have called on anyone who had been p-F%)+^4W)paaaZqydW7K1)sU#TLEOa7)HJ%QO9tu&nmzim__QXositively impacted by a Shanghai Pride event or who believed in their movement for diversity, inclusion, and acceptance, to donate.
"We are asking our Shanghai and Global community of LGBTQ individuals and allies for support iq75+9J20%BL4mfC-Z9^6L5R^ip69yvd=ts=-=FPjzRGKpA)[email protected]n this time of need” the GoFundMe says. "We now need solidarity more than ever.”
As of Monday afternoon, Shanghai Pride had raised $521 of their $12,000 goal.
Shanghai Pride made history in June 2009 when it became the first mass LGBT evenkOLJJLkq5K#E3MHN)pI#lv2)q2rwLNEIt16ox0#TI+#[email protected]&gMt to take place on the Chinese mainland.
Earlier this year it celebrated its 10th anniversary with a rainbow bike ride anpM6XvGU7#!W%*frh&v%npNx^C(vS)dS-#-Clu54L*([email protected]*Efzd a number of art exhibitions and film screenings.
The 11th event was scheduled to take place in9jd)aB5UUEVfa7j$+Io!zwe3o1XwwI)%X5T9z173n&8)[email protected] spring next year.