Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World (2003)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Gender Issues, Sexuality, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur

After Stonewall director John Scagliotti approaches the issue of international gay rights in the documentary Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World. With the 2001 police raid on an Egyptian disco at its center, the film explores several global instances of mistreatment against homosexuals. Through interviews and personal accounts, Scagliotti finds human rights violations and other dire conditions in Honduras, Samoa, India, Namibia, Pakistan, and Vietnam. This film also includes a discussion of pop culture images, the Internet, and the progression of changing attitudes in some countries. Narrated by Janeane Garofalo, Dangerous Living was screened at the 2003 San Francisco Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.



bisexuality, Central-America, coming-out, developing-nation, discrimination, Egypt, gay/lesbian-rights, homophobia, homosexual, India (subcontinent), Kenya, lesbianism, Pakistan, pop-culture, sexual-oppression, struggle, transgendered, Vietnam