T  O  M    O  F    F  I  N  L  A  N  D

Part of the programme this year is the drama Tom of Finland which depicts the life story of Finnish artist Touko Valio Laaksonen. His openly erotic images of gay men became a cult, reaching beyond the subcultural underground and garnering international recognition. Join guests Tuula Juvonen (a researcher into the lives of LGBT in Finland) and Antti Kauppinen (Vice President of MSC Finland - Tom's Club) to find out more on Tom of Finland, the experiences of LGBT persons and the development of the movement in Finland. Presenter: Alexander Kondakov.  


R  A  I  N  B  O  W    F  A  M  I  L  I  E  S

Families with LGBT parents are a well-established reality not only in countries where there have been significant advances in LGBT rights but also in places where the climate is more challenging and less accepting of diversity. Rara follows the expreiences of one family who live in Chilli and depicts the choices, concerning the level of openess, they make when living in a homophobic climate. The film follows a discussion on rainbow families in Russia and how people are coping with the obstacles being created by society.  


Y  O  U  N  G    &    L  G  B  T

Following the screening of Handsome Devil there will be a discussion on the issue of being young and LGBT. In a country, where it is forbidden for teenagers to receive information about LGBT, how are teenagers copying, and how is it possible to talk to young people on the matter of sexuality when it is against the law?  


H  O  M  O  P  H  O  B  I  A    &    R  A  C  I  S  M   

I  N    F  O  O  T  B  A  L  L

Forbidden Games tells the tragic story of Justin Fashanu who was the first professional footballer to come out as gay in the UK during the eighties. Homophobic and racist abuse was to mark his career and ultimately the pressures contributed to his untimely death. Twenty years on what is the situation today in football? Join former footballer Marcus Urban and Pavel Klimenko representative from FARE, which combats homophobia and racism in sport to discuss the issues. Presenter Pavel Bogdanov from Match.tv.  



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