- Pride events are held across China, but LGBT people often face discrimination
- Homosexuality was declassified as a mental illness in China only 15 years ago
Lilian Shen and Thorben Pelzer are volunteers and organizers at ShanghaiPRIDE, China's longest running pride event. The views expressed below are their own.
Shanghai, China (CNN)China has come a long way since homosexuality was declassified as a mental illness 15 years ago.