Tag Archives: Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride

Next Stop Stockholm Sweden

The Big Gay European Adventure Continues in Stockholm Sweden.  Stockholm Pride will be begin July 27th and wrap up on August 1st with the parade and festival. This is the largest Pride festival in the region and I’m excited to see how it unfolds in this very socially progressive country. I am already in Sweden, [...]

Freiburg Germany is going Beyond Gay

As part of this whirl wind European tour Christopher Street Days Freiburg is screening Beyond Gay tonight at the CinemaxX Theatre. This is the launch of their CSD with a parade and the bulk of parties and events taking place on July 17-18. Freiburg is a beautiful little city on the edge of the Black [...]

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 [...]