The BEST Episodes of Gaycation
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2021
Network: Viceland (US)
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.
#1 - Japan
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 2, 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.
#2 - USA
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 23, 2016
Ellen and Ian take a road trip from Iowa to NYC. In the battle between religious liberty and the fight for queer rights, they see the highs and lows of the LGBTQ movement.
#3 - Brazil
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 9, 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.
#4 - Jamaica
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 16, 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.
#5 - India
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 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.
#6 - France
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 21, 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.
#7 - Ukraine
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 7, 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.
#8 - Deep South
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 28, 2016
Ian sets out on a road trip across the Deep South to explore the culture of local queer communities as well as the serious issues and stigmas that they still face.