This Sunday, May 17, is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHO), a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities. It is also one of the most important days in the calendar for raising awareness of discrimination against the LGBT community around the world.
A great way to spend the day in Beijing is at the Crossroads Center, which will be hosting a film screening of Pride in cooperation with the British embassy, followed up by a Q&A with Fan Popo, a filmmaker and LGBT activist. The film will be screened in English with Chinese subtitles, and the discussion afterwards will be bilingual.
The 2014 British film Pride follows a group of London based LGBT activists raising money to support mining communities who are on strike under the rule of Thatcher in 1984. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation to the village in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.
Tickets are free, but the Crossroads Center encourages you to buy a drink to support their activities. To secure your place, please RSVP as soon as possible by emailing the organizers at [email protected]. The screening will commence at 3pm.
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