In Sudbury — Pride Denied: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics

Film Screening & Talk

Pride Denied: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics

With guest speaker: Gary Kinsman

Monday 20 March, 2017


Ernie Checkeris Theatre

Thorneloe University

Manitou Rd. on the Laurentian University Campus

Presented by:

Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Thorneloe University

Co-sponsored by:

Pride at Laurentian in conjunction with Pride Week:


Palestine Solidarity Working Group in conjunction with Israeli Apartheid Week

About the film:

Pride Denied: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics

Directed by Kami Chisholm (2016)

Many North American LGBTQ pride events initially emerged out of sites of revolt and resistance— such as the anti-police riots at the Stonewall Inn in NYC in 1969 and the protests that began after police bathhouse raids in Toronto 1981. Today, however, PRIDE™ is big business. Non-profits formed for the purpose of hosting pride events in cities such as Toronto, San Francisco, and New York sport multinational corporations as sponsors alongside multi-million dollar budgets. But where and how is this money spent? And to what ends? In Pride Denied, Toronto activists and artists call for a return to prioritizing political activism and community support that characterized the emergence of the contemporary LGBTQ2 rights movement more than 40 years ago.

Brilliant and engaging interview subjects featured in Pride Denied include: community activists and educators Monica Forrester, Chanelle Gallant, Akio Maroon, Tim McCaskell, Anna Rekhviashvili; artists Kim Katrin Milan and Gein Wong; and activist-academics such as Ryan Conrad, Christina Hanhardt, Natalie Kouri-Towe, Jasbir Puar, and Dean Spade.


Film screening followed by a discussion & talk with Gary Kinsman

Gary Kinsman is a longtime queer liberation, anti-oppression and anti-capitalist activist and Professor Emeritus in Sociology at Laurentian University. His talk will focus on the activism of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid and Black Lives Matter at Pride in Toronto.