WATCH: Stephen Fry Meets an Ex-Gay Therapist
By Jerry Portwood
The last time Stephen Fry hosted a documentary about a subject close to his heart, The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, it won an Emmy. Now the popular gay author and host is taking on the diversity of the queer experience around the world. The two-part documentary, Stephen Fry: Out There, screened on BBC in the UK earlier this week. In it, he chats with Elton John and David Furnish and another gay couple, Andy and Steve. As The Independent noted in its review, "Fry explains his interest with the detached air of an amused academic. Isn't homophobia absurd, he says – 'It's as if you met someone who spent all their life trying to get rid of red telephones.' "
But soon Fry gets out of his comfort zone and even visits Uganda, confronting two of the most homophobic people in the country. He also interviews a gay Iranian man seeking asylum in the UK.
In this segment, Fry travels to the States and interviews Joseph Nicolosi, the founder of NARTH and Fry told him that he was "very well-groomed and could pass as a gay man." Fry also interviews Daniel Gonzales, who is a former patient and no longer believes in reparative therapy. Gonzales's mother says in the clip, Nicolosi "should be ashamed of himself."
Watch the clip below: