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LGBTI Rights in Brazil


ADDED ON: 01/11/2020

Brazil top court rejects attempt to remove LGBT movie from Netflix

Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lower court’s decision to remove a Netflix comedy that displayed Jesus Christ in a gay relationship. Minister Dias Toffoli stated that “the exercise of freedom…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2020

Brazil issues new rules, lowers age for gender reassignment surgery

Brazil’s independent medical regulator announced new rules for treating transgender patients on Thursday, including lowering the age when trans people can have gender reassignment surgery to 18 from 21 years old. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2020

‘The Periphery Has Potency’ Festival Unites Art and Literature in the Peripheries at the Galpão Bela Maré

On December 17, the Galpão Bela Maré arts center held the Periferia Tem Potência (The Periphery Has Potency) festival in partnership with the Favelas Observatory, the Instituto Maria e João Aleixo, and…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2020

Rio police ID suspect in attack on Netflix gay Jesus filmmakers

Police in Rio de Janeiro have identified one of the people responsible for a gasoline bomb attack targeting satirists behind a Christmas program on Netflix that some critics have described as blasphemous.…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2019

Brazilian comedy group hit by Molotov cocktails after film on ‘gay Jesus’

Molotov cocktails were thrown at the headquarters of Brazilian comedy group Porta dos Fundos in Rio de Janeiro on Christmas Eve, weeks after the group launched a film on Netflix depicting Jesus…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2019

Brazil: Bolsonaro in homophobic outburst as corruption scandal swirls

Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has launched a homophobic attack on a journalist from one of the country’s top newspapers in an apparent bid to divert attention from a spiraling corruption scandal…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2019

Netflix ‘gay Jesus’ film sparks backlash in Brazil

A comedy on Netflix depicting Jesus as a gay man has prompted widespread anger in Brazil with almost two million people signing a petition calling on the streaming service to remove the…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2019

Brazilian Foundation Develops App to Map Risk Areas for LGBT Population

Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) has developed an App to map the areas of the country regarded as the most violent for the LGBT population. Users will point out whether areas are safe…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2019

Gay marriage soared ahead of Bolsonaro presidency in Brazil

Gay Brazilians rushed to the altar ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro taking office, according to newly released data that campaigners say reflected fears the incoming leader would clamp down on their rights.…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2019

Brazilian mum gets 25 years jail for brutal murder of gay son

A jury has sentenced Brazilian woman was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for brutally murdering her gay son. Tatiana Lozano Pereira never accepted her 17-year-old son Itaberli Lozano was…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2019

Latin American Human Rights Lawyers Join Forces for LGBT Rights

In a gathering in Bogota, Colombia on Nov. 19, 40 human rights lawyers from across Latin America launched an innovative “Red Litigio LGBT” – an LGBT Litigation Network – in order to…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2019

‘We stand and we resist’ says head of Brazil’s first LGBT+ bank

The head of Brazil’s first bank for gay and trans people said on Thursday that he aimed to tap into an overlooked market, combat prejudice and support social issues that matter to…

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