Shanghai to Show Pride with Gay Festival
There will not be a parade. The organisers took legal advice which suggested that might get them into trouble with the authorities.
Instead, there will be film screenings, talks, an art exhibition and a large, all-day party at a privately-owned venue.
Gay sex was decriminalised in 1997 in China. Before that, people used to be prosecuted under “hooliganism” laws.
Homosexuality was described officially as a mental illness in China until 2001.