Magazine article New Internationalist

Dangerous Living

Magazine article New Internationalist

Dangerous Living

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Dangerous Living

Coming Out in the Developing World

directed by John Scagliotti

While Western gay-rights activists celebrate achievements such as legalized same-sex marriage and adoption, the gay communities in Africa, Latin America and Asia are making their own waves. John Scagliotti's documentary, Dangerous Living, chronicles lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) repression in the Majority World and the growing international movement for equality and tolerance.

The film mainly revolves around the 2001 'Queen Boat' trial of the 'Cairo 52' - a group of Egyptian men arrested for perceived or actual homosexuality - but it also does an excellent job of interviewing gay activists from around the world and describing their struggles with homophobia. …

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