Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride

While those of us on Salt Spring Island, or Vancouver, or even Prince George take the celebration of Gay Pride as a given, in other parts of the world — Moscow notably — Pride is still a dramatic if not revolutionary statement for human rights. This film follows Vancouver Pride Society’s Ken Coolen as he travels to five Pride parades around the world — from Vancouver to New York to Sao Paulo. Amidst the beauty and sometimes outrageous celebration of human rights lies a hostility and repression of gay rights.

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