Here's Where To Celebrate Pride 2019 In Asia | Clozette


June has finally started and it’s officially Pride month! Tons of colourful festivities are lined up in some cities. Whether as part of the LGBTQ+ community or as an ally, you’re welcome to join in and fight for equality. Thinking of joining the festivities? If you’re travelling around the region this month, check out these cities you can visit where you can celebrate Pride 2019. March for a cause and show your support for love and diversity.

Seoul, Korea

Better fly ASAP to Seoul because South Korea's capital started their Pride 2019 festivities early this year. Since 21 May, they’ve been celebrating diversity through Seoul Queer Culture Festival. The parade and art festival was actually banned in 2015, but the event organisers fought for it to be uplifted so they can stand up for equality. Unfortunately, the main parade has already been done last 1 June. However, you can still catch the ongoing Queer Film Festival at Daehan Cinema before it ends this 9 June.


Shanghai, China



If you're planning a trip to Shanghai soon, then be sure to join in their festivities. Shanghai started celebrating diversity in China back in 2009 through ShanghaiPRIDE events. Organised by volunteers, the event aims to raise awareness and encourage acceptance for the members of the LGBTQ+ community. Aside from getting to know their local scene, you’ll get to enjoy fun parties, art exhibits, and sports events, among others. Enjoy all these and more from 13 to 16 June all over Shanghai.


Singapore



First launched in 2017, Pink Dot festival has become a way for LGBTQ+ Singaporeans to unite. It’s not a protest, but a gathering for people who believe that everyone should have the freedom to love. Get festive this 29 June at Hong Lim Park and stay for the concert and a light-up event. Unfortunately, you can't join in this year unless you're a Singapore citizen or a permanent resident of the country. So if you’re a local, be sure to drop by to show your support. 



Metro Manila, Philippines



Visiting Metro Manila later this month? Don't miss the annual march where the local LGBTQ+ community stand united together. Now on its 25th year, Metro Manila Pride is the oldest pride celebration in the region. Going strong, the festival racked up 25,000 attendees in the past year. Experience fun and colour while showing your solidarity with the community this 29 June. The largest pride event in Southeast Asia will be held once again in Marikina Sports Center, where you’ll surely enjoy the activities and concerts prepared after the march.


Taipei, Taiwan



If you end up missing all the aforementioned events, don’t worry! You can still celebrate Pride 2019 if you fly off to Taipei this 26 October. With more than 80,000 attendees from around the world, the two-day Taiwan Pride is the biggest Pride event in East Asia. By joining the parade, you not only get to show your support for the LGBTQ+ community, but you also get to see the streets of Taipei. With bigger things to celebrate, such as the legalisation of same-sex marriage in the country, expect greater things from this year’s celebration. Aside from the post-parade performances from local celebrities, perhaps there’s something more in store for the participants this October.



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Casual stroll


A woman strolling along a tree-lined path

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It’s the first Monday of the month and new things are coming our way! It’s just been a few days since our last roundup, but tons of exciting updates have already popped up. Aside from the fact that Taylor Swift showed support for Equality on Instagram, there are lots of news bites that you might have missed this weekend. Read on to find out the latest happenings in the worlds of fashion and beauty.

 

Taylor Swift showed support for equality for Pride month



In the past years, the singer has avoided voicing out her political opinions, much to the disappointment of some fans. That’s why her recent activities come as a welcome surprise to all. In honour of Pride month this June, the singer takes to Instagram to share her advocacy. Taylor Swift showed support for equality by posting a letter to a Tennessee Senator and her followers to urge them to fight for the Equality Act. Aside from that, the singer wore a rainbow-coloured ensemble at her 2019 iHeartRadio Wango Tango performance. Whether she’ll speak about other issues soon, only time will tell.


Christian Louboutin Beauty is finally in Singapore


Taylor Swift showed support for equality and Christian Louboutin Beauty launching in Singapore are the latest news this week

Christian Louboutin Velvet Matte Lip Colours, SGD142 each


The Parisian beauty house is finally bringing their beauty collections to the Lion City. Add boldness to your looks with their upcoming lip, eye, and nail collections that will surely bring empowering colour to the wearer. With tons of their products available in matte and metallic, you’ll have a lot of shades to choose from. Christian Louboutin Beauty will officially open on 1 July at TANGS at Tang Plaza Level 1.


Beyoncé channels the Lion Queen at the Wearable Art Gala



It’s not until next month shall we see Disney’s live-action adaptation of Lion King on the silver screen, but we’re already treated to a real-life Lion Queen, courtesy of Queen Bey. Beyoncé channelled her character, Nala, as she attended the recent Wearable Art Gala. The singer came to the event wearing a gold sequined catsuit with a big lion on the bodice. Hosted by the singer's mum, Tina Knowles-Lawson, the annual event had “A Journey to the Pride Lands” as its theme to celebrate the upcoming film. The singer took things up a notch by posting a clip of her daughter, Blue Ivy, lip-syncing to The Circle of Life.



Lush launches their first-ever makeup brush collection


Woman uses a vegan brush to apply makeup

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Lush has always been there to depend on if we’re in search of eco-friendly beauty products. As if that wasn’t enough, the brand decided to extend its range and produce make-up brushes. This new collection will be vegan and 100 per cent cruelty-free, made up of recyclable and biodegradable materials. These makeup brushes, however, stray from the colourful and glittery theme their products always seem to have. All are plain black-and-gold, but they’re surely looking luxurious and soft to touch.


(Cover photo from: @taylorswift)




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