Film Screening: Stand Together
Marking the 50th anniversary year of the partial decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada, Glad Day Bookshop presents a community screening of the award-winning documentary STAND TOGETHER, directed by Nancy Nicol (2002).
The film will be introduced by director, Nancy Nicol, with Gary Kinsman and Nancy Irwin, followed by discussion and social.
STAND TOGETHER draws on a rich body of archival material, dramatization and interviews to bring to life the gay and lesbian liberation movement in Ontario from the federal Criminal Code amendments in 1969 to the achievement of human rights protection on the basis of sexual orientation in Ontario in 1986. It is a story of justice denied and victories won, outrage and humour, celebration and humanity.
"There's nothing better than a good video to explain how a political issue unfolded and how ordinary people undertook extraordinary activities to find legitimacy for their point of view and that's what Nancy Nicol has created - a powerful and engaging work on how the gay and lesbian communities in Ontario struggled successfully to gain legitimacy. She tells the story in a way that speaks to people far beyond these communities, offering others encouragement and hope in the challenge of political engagement."
John Sewell (former mayor of Toronto)