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Stephen discovers what it is like to be gay in Brazil, Russia and India, countries which have seen great changes in attitudes towards gay rights - not all of them positive.

This episode sees Stephen visit Brazil, home to the largest gay pride celebration in the world and a place that has some of the best legislation on the planet for gay equality. But it has come at a price. All of the advances have brought about a violent backlash against gay people; on average, one gay person is murdered every 36 hours in Brazil. Stephen sees how this is impacting on the lives of gay men and women there and also confronts the politician leading the fight against gay rights.

Stephen also visits Russia, where gays are now worse off than they have been for a long time. Their rights are being constantly eroded by a conservative government, backed by the disapproval of the Russian Orthodox Church. Stephen then travels to India, where the old British laws that criminalised homosexuality have just been overturned. Modern India is now looking to Hindu traditions as it forges a more positive way forward for its gay citizens, including its once celebrated transgender community.

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Wed 20 Nov 2013 02:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Stephen Fry
Participant Neil Patrick Harris
Writer Stephen Fry
Series Producer Fergus O'Brien
Executive Producer Gina Carter
Executive Producer Mark Downie

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  • Wed 16 Oct 2013 21:00
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  • Wed 20 Nov 2013 01:50
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