Stephen Fry: Out There

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Stephen Fry: Out There is a two-part 2013 television documentary in which Stephen Fry explores attitudes to homosexuality and the lives of gay people in different parts of the globe.[1]

Episode 1[edit]

Stephen Fry meets Elton John and David Furnish, the couple who inspired Stephen to be open about his sexuality as well as many others. Stephen travels to Uganda, where the government was considering, and in January 2014 implemented, a new law that would make homosexuality a capital crime — putting gay people to death for their sexuality.

Stephen also travels to the US to explore gay 'reparative therapy', and talks to actors Neil Patrick Harris and David Ross, and gay reparative therapist Joseph Nicolosi.[2][3] Nicolosi states that 60 percent of his clients are teenagers,[4] and says "parents call up in a panic because they found out their son is looking at gay porn, and, of course we have to get him into therapy". After the segment, Fry states that "for all his talk of success, Nicolosi is unable to find one of his ex-gays to talk to us".[5] Fry then speaks with Daniel Gonzales, a man who did not have success with reparative therapy. Gonzales denounces reparative therapy, and is described as an ex-ex-gay.

Episode 2[edit]

Stephen visits Brazil where one gay person is murdered every 36 hours, and interviews Brazilian anti-homosexuality politician Jair Bolsonaro. Fry also visits Russia and speaks with politician Vitaly Milonov.[2] Episode 2 also covers the ostracism of hijras in India.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC Two announces return to Modern Times alongside raft of new documentaries". BBC. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b Cooke, Rachel (24 October 2013). "Stephen Fry's documentary about gay life across the globe is unexpectedly absorbing". New Statesman. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b "BBC Two - Stephen Fry: Out There". BBC. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
  4. ^ Sandomir, Richard (2017-03-16). "Joseph Nicolosi, Advocate of Conversion Therapy for Gays, Dies at 70". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  5. ^ Fry, Stephen (2013). ""Stephen Fry meets an ex-gay therapist" from Stephen Fry: Out There". YouTube. Retrieved 2020-04-16 – via YouTube.
    • Quote Joseph Nicolosi: "I would say about maybe, sixty percent of our clients now are teenagers. Parents call up in a panic because they found out their son is looking at gay porn, and, of course we have to get him into therapy" (timestamp 04:40 minutes)
    • Quote Stephen Fry: "for all his talk of success, Nicolosi is unable to find one of his ex-gays to talk to us" (timestamp 06:39 minutes)

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