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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]

  

Periodical Political Post *139

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  • Student suspended for refusing to get spied on by school
  • German record industry thinks that kids should be beaten
  • Anti-gay US Senate candidate faces trial for abusing boy
  • Pro-Life US Congressman pressured mistress to get abortion
  • Studies in US, Europe & China find boys start puberty at 9 
  

Periodical Political Post *108

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  • Tunisia rejects United Nations call to decriminalise same-sex acts
  • Moscow police cracks down on banned gay pride rally, arresting 40
  • Petition urges Ukrainian president to stop anti-gay “propaganda” law
  • High School graduation party turns into attempt at burning gay man alive
  • Support for gay marriage higher among African-Americans than U.S. average

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  • Cardinal pays $20K to priests who raped kids, then rails against immorality of gays
  • India sets age of consent to 18, makes sexual intercourse for consenting teens illegal 
  • U.S. Republicans block law aiming to battle wage discrimination against women
  • Researchers funded with European tax money release anonymous BitTorrent client
  • Mother in U.S. state of Connecticut arrested for letting 13-year-old son babysit siblings
  

Periodical Political Post *89

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  • Politicians predict full marriage equality will come to Scotland in 2013
  • Gay-marriage ban in California unconstitutional, federal court rules
  • British government won’t pardon war hero Alan Turing for being gay
  • Gay suicide victim Asher Brown’s parents harassed by their own town
  • Two transgender women appointed to official state positions in India
  • High school in Maryland distributes ex-gay therapy flyer to students
  • Student requests Westboro protest to save school from homosexuals

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  • Massive street protests in Europe wage war on draconic ACTA treaty
  • Canadian government ignores protest against pro-censorship proposal
  • 8000 cases of child molestation by 75 Catholic priests in one city revealed
  • Latin American leaders call for legal drug regulation to stop war over drugs
  • UK Government ‘may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters’, scientists fear
  • Canadian secret service says it may use information derived from torture
  • Public Service Announcement: Video is your protection against the “protectors”
  

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