Ellen and her best friend Ian set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world. From Japan to Brazil, Jamaica to America, they discover the multiplicity of LGBTQ experiences, meeting amazing people and hearing their deeply moving stories of struggle and triumph. Gaycation celebrates the state of LGBTQ identities across the globe.
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Season 1Viceland | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Mar 3, 2016
Japan Mar 3, 2016 Actress Ellen Page and best friend and co-host Ian Daniel find out what it’s really like to be part of the LGBTQ community in Japan, the nation of contradictions. Simultaneously known for its conservative work values and its outlandish art and fashion, Japan has placed the LGBTQ community in societal ambiguity. Ellen and Ian meet some of the people struggling in the grey area of acceptance versus rejection.
S01 E02Mar 10, 2016
Brazil Mar 10, 2016 Ellen and Ian arrive in Rio during Carnival to find out how Brazil’s queer community live in a place with the highest LGBTQ murder rate in the world--a journey which eventually leads them to one of the most dangerous confrontations of their lives.
S01 E03Mar 17, 2016
Jamaica Mar 17, 2016 Ellen and Ian touchdown in Jamaica, notorious for its homophobia. They explore how the queer community is seen through the eyes of Jamaica’s most iconic exports--from the notorious dancehall scene to the ‘one love’ philosophy of Rastafari.
Season 2Viceland | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 8, 2016
Ukraine Sep 8, 2016 Ellen and Ian head to Ukraine two years after the revolution and meet with the LGBTQ activists fighting for visibility and equality in a post-Soviet nation.
S02 E02Sep 14, 2016
India Sep 14, 2016 Ellen and Ian explore India with guides from the local LGBTQ+ community to try and understand how the country can evolve and still maintain its' deep-rooted traditions.
S02 E02Sep 15, 2016
India Sep 15, 2016 Ellen and Ian head to Ukraine two years after the revolution and meet with the LGBTQ activists fighting for visibility and equality in a post-Soviet nation.
S02 E03Sep 22, 2016
France Sep 22, 2016 Ian travels to France, a city he once lived in as a student, to look at what it's like for LGBTQ persons whose stories and struggles are often hidden.
S02 E04Sep 29, 2016
Deep South Sep 29, 2016 Ian sets out on a road trip to explore the culture of gay communities in the Deep South as well as the serious issues and stigmas they still face.