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Thu Mar 17, 2016, 02:34 AM

Ellen Page's Big Queer Trip Around The World Is Finally Here

The first episode of "GAYCATION," one of VICE's new shows on their television network VICELAND, dropped today. The project that follows out actress Ellen Page and best friend Ian Daniel on a queer trip around the world. The official release date is March 2.

"GAYCATION" will allow viewers to tag along as Page and Daniel visit locations as varied as Brazil, Jamaica and The United States to learn more about queer life and culture around the world.

This first episode, which you can watch above, focuses specifically on queer culture in Japan, where same-sex marriage is still illegal and identifying as queer can still carry a heavy social stigma.

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I highly recommend this program. So far, I have only seen Japan and Brazil, (Jamaica was tonight, but didn't get to it yet). I thought it was just a "gay oriented travel program" but it is so much more! They discuss the climate for LGBT people, including homophobia, transphobia, and some of the interviews are very, very disturbing, some are really uplifting.

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Behind the Aegis Mar 2016 OP
JustAnotherGen Mar 2016 #1
Behind the Aegis Mar 2016 #2
JustAnotherGen Mar 2016 #3
Behind the Aegis Mar 2016 #4
JustAnotherGen Mar 2016 #5
Iggo Mar 2016 #6
Tarc Mar 2016 #7
Behind the Aegis Mar 2016 #8

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:41 AM

1. I'm loving this show

Yes - some interview are disturbing - but all they do is increase the size of my empathy chip.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:50 AM

2. It is really good.

I just hope the trips aren't just limited to homophobic/marginally homophobic places. The situation is Brazil is so damn confusing, but I knew most of it; I just didn't realize how bad it was.

Out of curiosity, have you noticed how puffy paint isn't as puffy anymore?! (The Real O'Neals)

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 04:58 AM

3. O'Neal . . .



I wish they lived next door to me!

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 04:44 PM

4. Right?

Did you see the Jamaica Gaycation? It was upsetting and empowering all at the same time! The end brought me to tears (of course, I am fairly easy to bring to tears, but I saw one from my husband...so, that's something!).

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 18, 2016, 08:54 PM

5. Yes O'Neals

The Jamaica I haven't seen yet. We play catch up on the weekends.Will check my dvr

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Mar 19, 2016, 08:15 PM

6. From Vice's website...

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http://www.vice.com/read/how-to-watch-viceland

"Watching On TV

This is for those of you who not only own a television but have also purchased a way to use said TV to watch TV shows. You might even have a landline too, which is like a cell phone but it only works in your house. If this applies to you, here are the channel numbers you can enter into your remote to get to VICELAND.

DISH: 121

DTV: 271

AT&T: 257

Verizon: 697 "

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 02:02 PM

7. Just watched the Japan one

The part with the son and is mother...a little misty-eyed there...

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Response to Tarc (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 02:37 AM

8. Yeah, that was touching.

The ending of the Jamaica one made me tear up too.

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