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LGBT History Month - February 2010

Film Screening: The Marching Season, Director/Producer Grace Chapman, Co-Producer Emma Jones

In 2006, in the new and supposedly democratic EU state of Latvia, the Gay Pride parade was banned. In 2007, the organisers persevere and this 'fly-on-the-wall' documentary charts the events surrounding Latvia's first officially sanctioned Latvian Gay Pride parade in Riga. This fascinating exposé reveals how members of the LGBT group Mozaika organise the event despite escalating threats from religious fundamentalists and the curiously-named neo-Nazi homophobic 'No pride' organisation.

The film juxtaposes the Riga parade with coverage of the 2007 London Pride drawing parallels with the fight for LGBT rights in 60's and 70's Britain. The Marching Season is an absorbing insight into a country where a chilling Soviet-era mind-set still permeates, and a timely reminder of the reasons why we march.

This event is open to all UCL staff and students and to the general public.

Date, Time and Venue:
Tuesday 9 February, 5-6.30pm, Room 309, Roberts Building
A map can be found here.

To register your attendance send an email with your name, department (if internal to UCL) and contact details to

Sonal Bharadva
Tel: 0207 679 9764 (ext. 09764)