Glide for Pride
Glide for Pride is an adventure challenge film of Frit Tam’s journey through England by bike and rollerblade, as he visits historical LGBTQIA+ sites, charities, and interviews people along the way.
The feature length documentary film follows Frit on a human-powered challenge as he rollerblades and cycles through England, North to South – from Northumbria, to the coasts of Cornwall, finishing in London, visiting LGBTQIA+ people, charities, and places.
And, after publicly identifying as a woman for so many years, this will also be the very beginning of Frit’s open discussions about being a transgender man, and trying to understand, on this journey, what that truly means.
Adventure culture, LGBTQIA+ culture, and growing up as Chinese in England aren’t just additional topics in this film, they are key in sharing a story that represents who Frit is, and that also represents England, in all its diversity – of its people and of its beautiful changing landscapes.
Through Frit’s interviews with LGBTQIA+ people and organisations, and through visiting important historical places in English LGBTQIA+ culture, we aim for the film to highlight the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community and by sharing their stories, show that they do indeed belong.
I am producing and directing this film alongside subject and co-director Frit, alongside a strong team of creatives. Frit and I have developed a strong friendship, working together on several projects now, so me co-directing this with him just makes sense. I am also a bisexual woman, who often feels apart from the LGBTQIA+ community, so though I can’t wholly understand Frit’s experiences, the subject matter of the film is very personal to me
The film is expected to be out in Spring 2022.
We are still looking for sponsors and supporters to help this be the best film it can be.