It’s June 2007 and Pride participants in London and the Latvian capital of Riga prepare for two very different kinds of events… While London celebrates 35 years of Gay Pride, Riga holds its first officially sanctioned LGBT march, faced with the chilling opposition of religious fundamentalist and neo-nazi groups. The Riga march is a solemn political act, while in London some worry that the political origins of Pride have become lost. The Marching Season asks important questions about the purpose and future of Pride. Screening with BRÓD: OUT IN THE STREETS
Dir. Paul Gouldsbury 2008 Ireland 27mins Bród: Out In The Streets takes a retrospective look at Ireland’s longest consecutively running Gay Pride Festival in Galway, which is 18 years old this year. With archive material and contributions from activists who organised the very first march, Bród tells the personal stories of exhilaration, bravery of those working for LGBT visibility in Ireland before the decriminalistion of homosexuality. The 16th Dublin International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival One of the strongest showcases of new LGBT cinema in Europe, the Dublin International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival provides a great focal point to meet, discuss and enjoy great queer cinema from home and around the world.