China’s largest and oldest LGBT pride event, ShYXPx-*25Q#DEiMA8o+zqHVHVhJpUgggQza*KA8_ZluVh#*z2cJanghai Pride, 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.
"Unfortunately, today we are facing the BIGGEST challen5xg3Rwf_8_BIZ2cOLxl3ypVo3$yCE#NpXdQxo)-7X_qL=#h*R5ge in our 11-year history – a big fine.”
Organizers have been forced to pay a laiY=#TyaK20#!7FJ#[email protected]$v#0^[email protected]rge amount 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 haZa$y&SbJiw3l0u9sPInZ&P%[email protected]d been positively 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 alqflq(+ij7T#Fhjv^Qx*Iu_u^i6mhW#b*u_KkV8Y07UArc&&2Rilies for support in 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 $12,000 goal.
Shanghai Pride made histe6-T#@OIG_uM-Z&bg6oHyKfUvR=kR-tqblzfbWEBuH-e-N$wC5ory in June 2009 when it became the first mass LGBT event to take place on the Chinese mainland.
Earlier this year it celebrated its 10th anniversary with a rainbow bike ride and a number of art exhibitions and film scr1Di!Xoe!!RIjW7%[email protected]_iLO0$o!$njS+R$5rJGHprHZ^eenings.
The 11th event was scheduled to take place in spring Y_XjG_0F3jV$02IiTSKXP$Z#8A+&_jsmbR%eoEbAgDueq$Lzgunext year.