Stephen Fry and Elliot Spencer's Honduras honeymoon ruined by 'homophobia'

'It was homophobia. I don’t want to go into detail, but we had to leave.'

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The Independent Online

Stephen Fry and his husband, Elliot Spencer's honeymoon in Honduras was ruined by homophobia, when they encountered local resistance to homosexuality, Mr Spencer has revealed.

The QI presenter and Blackadder actor, 57, took Elliott, his junior by 30 years, to the catholic Central American country where gay marriage is banned and there is widespread disdain for homosexuals.

Mr Spencer told the Daily Mail: "We had a problem when we visited Honduras on holiday," Elliott admits. "It was homophobia. I don’t want to go into detail, but we had to leave."


The couple announced their plans to honeymoon in Honduras following their secret wedding in Norfolk in January.

Mr Fry said at the time: "We’re delaying our honeymoon so I can relax for longer. We’re planning a huge adventure."

In the same month Mr Fry joined a campaign to rewrite history for the 49,000 British men who were persecuted for being gay along with Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing.

Mr Fry said: "It was a nasty, malicious and horrific law and one that allowed so much blackmail and so much misery and so much distress, and Turing stands as a figure symbolic to his own age in the way that Oscar Wilde was."