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Ellen Page’s “Gaycation” Came To India And It Was Eye-Opening As Hell

Gaycation, a show that explores the LGBT community in different countries, recently came to India to document ours.

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Actress Ellen Page, producer and writer Ian Daniel and the team from Gaycation recently visited India and spoke to people from the LGBT community to explore same sex relationships in the country.

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The show focuses on the Gaycation team going to different countries, and India was the focus of the second season's second episode.

While here, they met a lot of people including Parmesh Shahani – the author of Gay Bombay.

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Shahani also explained: "Even though it [the reinstating of Section 377] was very wrong, it kinda galvanised the community to act together, to strategise better, and I think that over the long term it will lay the foundations for a better future."

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Harish Iyer told BuzzFeed that Ellen's team had been working on this a little over a year before the shoot

"Ellen and Ian are extremely affable and very unassuming. They have put in a lot of heart in all that they do. They are personally invested in the cause and this is more than a TV show for them. There can be no doubt about that," he added.

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At the end of the episode, Page said that she was blown away by the resilience and bravery of the people. "We often look outward to bring progress, but in the case of India, progress may come by looking within," she added.

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