In June 1969, Canada enacted landmark legislation to decriminalize homosexuality nationwide. 50 years after this momentous action, diverse voices from Canada’s contemporary queer community reflect on this contested history for what it can teach us about shaping our movements into the future.

The Sex, Sin & 69 Documentary is a 80-minute historical, retrospective film about the 1969 legislation to partially ‘decriminalize’ homosexuality. This film was produced and directed in partnership with SandBay Entertainment with support from the Government of Canada.

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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada, Canadian Heritage.

Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada, Patrimoine canadien.