The Closet
Room 412, Bld 11, 696 Weihai Rd, Utopia Map, 5187-3827. An organization that deals with cultural and legal issues for GLBT. In their very cool loft-type space they also host video screenings, meetings, art shows and distribute literature.

Email to join the LesInShanghai email forum and exchange info with other local and expat women living in Shanghai. The group is diverse and welcoming.

Long Yang Club (LYC) Shanghai
A social club designed for persons who value quality friendship and enjoy non-scene social activities. People automatically think 'chopsticks and walking sticks' when they think of Asian guys with foreign guys. The Shanghai LYC chapter has a good mix of ages of both Asians and expats. It is not just a male group; they also have sub-groups for lesbians and transgenders. They offer monthly functions such as sports, day trips, dinners/lunches, theater, and bowling events. Check the schedule on their website.

Email. Shanghai's first group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered folks to meet and share information. With hundreds of members and events twice a month, it's a great way to meet new friends and catch up with what's going on in Shanghai.

Organizer's of Shanghai's annual GLBT pride festivities.

Shanghai Pride 上海骄傲节
Shanghai Pride started in 2009 and was first time mass LGBT event that had ever taken place in mainland China.  The event is held annually – check the website for upcoming events.