Meet the Activist: A Talk with Xiangqi

Published on Sep 27, 2012

Join us on Thursday, September 27th for a talk with Xiangqi, founder of Nu’Ai, a major queer women’s group in Shanghai.

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Meet the Activist: A Talk with Xiangqi
Thursday, September 27th
Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

A rapidly growing city both in terms of population and of cultural diversity, Shanghai is home to one of the most active and thriving community of queer women in China. Quickly growing, Shanghai’s queer women activists are using online community, street politics, cultural work, social gatherings, and education to raise awareness. This Thursday, Astraea welcomes Xiangqi, founder of the leading queer women’s group Nu’Ai (“Women Love”) to share the story of this organization’s seven year history and her own experience as a queer social activist in Shanghai.

This event will be held in Mandarin Chinese and English. 

Xiangqi is one of the first queer social activists in China. In 2002, Xiangqi established one of the largest online forum for Chinese queer women, LESCN. She also started the first online radio program for queer women in mainland China. When the Chinese Lala Alliance (CLA) was founded in 2008, Xiangqi was appointed its Secretary General and has since worked for CLA. Xiangqi is also one of the co-founders and administrators of the Shanghai LGBT Center.

In 2005, Xiangqi founded Nu’Ai, the first Shanghai-based NGO for queer women. Nu’Ai has played an important role in not only in local queer communities and national queer organizing, but also in Shanghai’s feminist activist scene. Nu’Ai initiated local performances of “The Vagina Monologues” and recently lauched a street campaign against sexual harassment which aroused wide public concern, and was called “China’s Slutwalk in the Internet Age”.

地点:纽约LGBT中心310室(208 West 13th Street, New York)