I had attended gay prides both in New York, Paris, Copenhagen and Los Angeles before I partook in my first gay pride in Sweden in like 2004, and I remember that it was really emotional for me to see all the gay flags and all the Swedish flags for the first time AT THE SAME TIME! Both flags made me feel so proud.
|The Pride parade outside the Royal Palace in Stockholm.|
Last year my film "Going Down in LA-LA Land" opened in Stockholm during gay pride at Biograf Zita. The theatre also held special screenings of all my other films, so for a week I attended screenings each night and answered questions afterwards. It was great to get to know some of the (mostly) older gay men in Sweden who came night after night to watch a new film and talk to me about them afterwards. I especially remember one couple, who were from the area of Sweden where I grew up, who had been together for 50 years. Sweet.
|Me outside Biograf Zita, Stockholm Pride, 2012.|
|My friend Christopher (on roller skates) and me, parading down 5th Ave, New York 2002.|