The first gay pride event on mainland China is set to begin on June 7, 2009. From the Shanghaiist:
Amidst all the hubbub of an unmentionable anniversary, the LGBT community has been planning it’s own great leap forward. Shanghai has been chosen for Mainland China’s first Gay Pride event – Shanghai Pride!
[…]Shanghai Pride runs from this Sunday, June 7 to June 14th with a variety of events including films, food, hot body contests, poetry, panel discussions, wine tasting, drag queens, and parties. Don’t miss the raffle that benefits Chiheng Foundation AIDS Orphans project.
See Shanghai Pride’s website for more details and a full schedule.