Tag Archives: Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride

Russia, Boycotts the IOC and me.

It’s hard to believe it has been over five years since I was attacked on the streets of Moscow while filming a gay rights demonstration for my documentary Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride.  It is the only time I have ever been physically gay bashed, so it’s no wonder the memory of those days [...]

Gayfest 2013, Reel Queer Cinema and more.

It’s been interesting watching the changing attitudes towards LGBT rights in recent years. We’ve had many successes, and then been disappointed with half measures and violent attacks. The Boy Scouts of America lifted their ban on gay youth, but failed to do the same with their employment practices that still explicitly exclude “avowed homosexuals.” The [...]

Pride 2012

Every year it seems Pride is here faster than the one before. It’s hard to believe that it has been four years since we took that epic journey from Sao Paulo to Moscow and experienced the scariest moments of our lives.  Even harder to believe that it seems like Pride in Russia, and LGBT rights [...]