Shanghai Holds Fifth Annual Pride Run

Shanghai Pride RunOver 200 people ran in Shanghai’s fifth annual Pride Run on Saturday.

Raymond Peng, one of the event’s organisers, said he hoped the event would provide a chance for participants to interact with Shanghai residents and let them know “we’re friends living under the same sun”.

This year’s event, which started at 9:30 AM local time (0130 GMT) featured six different routes throughout the city, ranging from 3km-15km (1.8 – 9.3 miles).

The Pride Run is part of Shanghai’s ninth gay pride celebration, which features four days of events but without a pride parade, coinciding with similar events in other cities around the world.

Organisers say about 6,000 people are expected to attend the four-day event themed “The Time is Now” that runs from June 15 to 18.

Reuters