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Out There ~ Part 2

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.

Stephen Fry: Out There [2/2]

  

Protests over Gay Cure in Brazil

In the midst of the biggest nationwide protests against the government in decades Brazilians have taken to the streets to express their anger at a controversial law known as the “gay cure” proposed by the the president of the Brazilian Parliament’s Commission for Human Rights, Marco Feliciano. If passed the change in legislation would permit psychologists to treat “homosexuality” as an illness.

Protests in Brazil over "gay cure"

One teacher at a demonstration in Sao Paolo, Luis Eduardo, expressed his anger at the situation in the country: “All eyes are on Brazil at the moment because of the Confederations Cup so we need to take advantage of this opportunity. We’re tired and we’ve had enough. We have corruption. Politicians are earning a lot of money while teachers are suffering in the schools. And now we have the Head of the Equality Body proposing a new law known as the “gay cure”. It’s ridiculous and we’re here to protest against it.” Via Euronews

  

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  • Just like the NSA, a British agency spies on internet users world-wide
  • Brazilians protest against police violence and political corruption
  • How the US president personally makes sure that teenagers get killed
  • Are you happy? Reading The Onion? Then you’re  a suspect in the US
  • Toddlers with guns killed more people in US this year than terrorists did
  

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Tender Thursday *44

  

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Teasing Tuesday *72


Model: Francisco Lachowski [Original Photo can be found here]

  

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  • How one flawed study spawned a decade of lies about gay cures
  • Brazil takes first steps to eventually legalise same-sex marriage
  • Christians oppose anti-bullying rules, demand right to fear queers
  • Zimbabwe rejects gay rights, says gay people will be imprisoned
  • Equality law a step forward but queers still second class in Moldova
  • Twelve reasons why marriage equality will definitely ruin society

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  • A 7-year-old in Detroit has committed suicide after being bullied by his peers
  • Obama officials demand renewal of once-controversial warrantless wiretapping
  • Over 700 students arrested in Canada during protest against tuition fee hikes
  • White jury declares white cop innocent despite video of him beating black teen
  • A justice system that deserves its name: Crime and punishment, Norwegian style
  • WikiLeaks founder Julia Assange stands ‘real chance’ of election in Australia
  

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I don’t want to go back alone

Eu não quero voltar sozinho… Leonardo, a 15 year-old blind teenager, and Giovana are best friends. Going through adolescence together, she is starting to develop feelings for him but tries not to show it. Leonardo, on the other hand, doesn’t feel the same. When another boy, Gabriel, arrives in school, he immediately becomes friends with them. Leonardo, who was born blind, starts to discover new feelings towards Gabriel, understanding, for the first time, what is like to fall in love.

Curta – Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho – Subtitles: English French Spanish Turkish

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