The Happy Gordons

This documentary produced in 1996 takes a unique look at an Irish community once hidden by religious and traditional prejudices.

Being gay in Ireland was once a crime, now Irish laws give gay and lesbians complete equality with heterosexuals. ‘The Happy Gordons’ explores the reasons for this sudden change of heart.

Three gay Irish emigrants living in New York recount their stories of why they left Ireland because they were gay and why emigration is such a big part of the Irish culture. Humorous and innovative ‘The Happy Gordons’ uses theatre and music, exciting footage of Gay Pride marches in Dublin and Belfast and the St. Patrick’s Day demo in New York.