A Lollipop Review

27th of January 2018 will be mark as the first Saturgays party of the year, hopefully no the last, I am a regular follower of these Saturgays events, it is not only to support the LGTB+ community in Shenzhen but it is also a good way to meet new people, which I did, so I will start this little review about this super duper great party.

  1. The place: Magma-Dolores Park

The place is small but it is enough to hold what I believe can be up to a hundred people, the service was great and it is not far from a metro stop so it is easy to get to the place without the need to spend a lot of money, the decoration is simple but enough, good lights and private even thou it is next to a main road.

If you want to go back to the place here is the address:

Magma | Dolores Park

NH E-Cool , Industrial 3 rd Rd. Building 2 # 101 Shekou
深圳市南山区蛇口工业三路南海意库2栋101 朵多儿
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Pros:  

  • Location
  • Metro station near to the place
  • Private
  • Good ventilation

Cons:

  •  it has only one bathroom and it got some problems with water that were easy solved (Thanks for that!!!)
  • People were allow to smoke inside, not so sure if it was the best option but hey once in awhile a good smoke is ok.

2. The music

Great DJ! Great Gogo dancers! one for the girls and one for the boys, there was a good mix that I sure say most of us enjoyed. I sure did!.

I just never got to know what does it mean Mefaun?! (if someone knows please let me know!)

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3. The People

Without any question the best part of this parties are the regulars, and no so regulars, guest of Saturgays, I got not only to see my close friends but I was introduce to new people that were either new in Shenzhen or just visiting, my favorite part was that not only LGTB+ members were there, there were also straight people, married couple or in a relationship, I like to know that the environment is comfortable enough for anyone to be welcome and that is the biggest success of this event.

Thank you to the organizers and I give this party BIG A!

Here few photos I took, I am sorry I Don’t have more but I was busy having too much fun!

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What is SaturGays?

SaturGays was established in November 2016 by Shane Ryan and Emma Winfield as there were very limited options for LGBT friendly events.

Since then, they have thrown various parties, all with unique themes. For Halloween, they teamed up with a couple of others to host Rocky Horror Halloween Kiki and, in December, they threw a Sexy Santa party.

Last summer, SaturGays joined the SZUMMER PRIDE committee to throw the award winning SZUMMER PRIDE. They will be doing the same this year.

SaturGays are proud to announce that on 27th January 2018, they will be hosting Lollipop at Magma’s Dolores Park.

As always, there will be top entertainment, great drinks and a fabulous atmosphere.

Scan the QR code to purchase your tickets before it’s too late!


Location: 深圳南山区蛇口工业三路南海意库2栋101  Dolores Park Shekou NH E-Cool Industrial 3RD RD. Building 2#101 Shekou

Closest Metro: Shekou Lline SeaWorld Stop Exit C 蛇口线海上世界出口C

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LGBT in SZ

When I first moved to Shenzhen over six years ago, I had no idea whether there would even be an LGBT community here. It took a little while to find like-minded people, but not as long as I thought it would.

Over the years, the LGBT community here has slowly expanded. For newcomers it’s still not always easy to find as it’s not advertised or obvious. The official line here is that there are no gay people in China, which means that bars and clubs have to be below the radar; however, there are now regular meet-ups and LGBT nights in Shenzhen and neighbouring Guangzhou, as well as Hong Kong, of course.

The best way to find out what’s going on where and to meet other LGBT people is to join WeChat groups such as: Lalas Shenzhen, Girls on Girls, Shenzhen sauce (yingyu), Saturgays Parties!, and Events for LGBTQ+ & Friends. Alternatively, if you’re not confident about jumping straight into a big group, you can add me on WeChat – my ID is Persephoned – and I’ll be happy to introduce you to the SZ scene. See you there!