Channel4: Dispatches :Hunted: Gay and Afraid

Dispatches investigates the networks supporting a wave of anti-gay laws around the world




Dispatches takes another look at the rights of gay people around the world

In 2014 Channel 4’s Dispatches revealed the extent of vicious hate crime in Russia with their award-winning documentary Hunted.

Now they’re back with an investigation into the global networks that support all sorts of anti-gay laws around the world.

In this one hour programme, Liz MacKean’s team exposes the well-funded backlash against gay rights led by organisations that promote “family values”.

At a time when equality for gay communities across the globe may feel more within reach that ever before, Dispatches shines a light on a group called the World Congress of Families who have established links in over 80 countries. The documentary investigates the WCF’s involvement in anti-gay laws including the Russian legislation banning gay couples from adopting children.

The Dispatches documentary also interviewed Pastor Scott Lively, who had previously linked homosexuality with paedophilia and who also advised the Ugandan government on how they might take forward their anti-homosexuality legislation.

Hunted: Gay and Afraid was shown  on Channel 4 Dispatches, 23 July at 11.05pm, however it is still available on Channel 4 at this time.

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Channel 4 and Russian Olympics Video


Back in February Channel 4  released a music video called Gay Mountain in support of gay olympians heading to Russia, as well as turning their brand rainbow.
Gay Mountain - Channel 4

Gay Mountain – Channel 4

Channel 4 have been a long time supporter of equal rights and diversity so with all the current homophobia being presented in Russia currently  at the moment, and with its role as host to the Winter Olympics it seems an opportunity not to miss to send a message of love and support. The music video Gay Mountain was featured on Friday 7th February, but you can watch the full video now here

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Channel 4 Born Risky