We created a campaign for ShanghaiPRIDE to celebrate its 9th annual LGBTQ Festival in China.
In addition to promoting awareness and teaching tolerance among the public, the campaign aims to rally the LBGT community around a theme of “The Time is Now.” This theme encourages individuals to seize the moment and take action. “We talk a lot about self-acceptance, love, and relationships. So, our team thought: our events should inspire action at a personal level,” explains Raymond Phang, co-founder of ShanghaiPRIDE. “If not now, then when?”
The campaign invited different representatives from the LGBT community – both couples and individuals – to “speak up” this year with personal stories illustrating what “The Time is Now” means to them.
我们为中国LGBTQ代表节日 – 上海骄傲节（ShanghaiPRIDE）
除了提高公众包容的意识，本次活动以“The Time is Now”为主题集聚LBGT社区，倡导及时行乐的态度，
Justine & Daphnee / L
Justine: When I came back from Vancouver, I was surprised that people around me still have biases and discriminate against the LGBTQ community. That’s why I decided to stand up. We met at the gym, and then later again at an event with some friends. The serendipity of it is why I treasure our relationship so much. The Time is Now to eliminate discrimination!
Daphnee: My mom is very conservative, but she still loves me after I came out. It was love at first sight when I saw Justine. I feel comfortable sharing myself selflessly when I am with her. Plus, I believe only I can stand her bad temper. The Time is Now to be your true self!
Justine: 从温哥华回来才发现自己身边的人对LGBTQ社群还有很大的偏见和歧视，所以想站出来。我和她是在健身房里初识，在朋友聚会中重逢，所以格外珍惜这缘分和彼此的默契。The Time is Now 消除歧视！
Daphnee: 我的母亲非常保守，但她在知道我的性倾向后依然很疼爱我。遇见她时就一见钟情，因为她让我能毫无保留的分享自己，而且也只有我会忍受她的坏脾气吧。The Time is Now 做真实的自己！
Sunny & Xiaoxiong / G
Sunny: As far as I can remember, I have always liked boys. For the past ten years, I felt that society has been more open-minded and people are more inclusive. When he is around me, I am me. The Time is Now to love who you love!
Xiaoxiong: When I met him six years ago, I could feel that he will be the one. Last year, we went to Greece for vacation; the Aegean Sea was more beautiful with him by my side. The Time is Now to embrace diversity!
Sunny: 从有意识开始，我就喜欢男生。过去十年里，我觉得社会更开放了，而人们也逐渐地更包容。有他的时候，我是最轻松，最自在的那个我。The Time is Now 选你所爱！
小熊: 六年前在武汉认识他，觉得他就是那个对的人。还记得去年一起去希腊旅游，爱琴海有他变得更美丽。The Time is Now 拥抱多元！
Evie / B
Evie: Many think that being bisexual is just being greedy, or that I will follow the mainstream values and select the opposite sex as partners sooner or later. But, my affection is regardless of gender. It is about trust, care, and growing together. Gender is secondary. The Time is Now to love fearlessly!
Evie: 很多人会以为双性恋是贪心的，亦或有顺应社会主流价值观的选择。我的爱只不过是不分性别。爱一个人，是信任、是寄托、是一起成长，性别才是次要的。The Time is Now 勇敢爱！
Annin / T
Annin: Since I was young, I thought that everyone was the same, but as I grew older, gender became restrictions. At my college graduation ceremony, I took off my disguise, showing the world who I really am. Staying true to myself, I became happier. The Time is Now to be who you are!
Annin: 从小我就觉得人与人之间没有区别。但是成长的过程中，性别的隔阂成为了生命的束缚。大学毕业典礼上，我卸下伪装，用真实的自己去面对世界。真实地面对自己，真实而快乐。The Time is Now 成为你想要的！