Brazil

LGBTI Rights in Brazil


ADDED ON: 09/30/2022

‘Lift this country up’: Trans pioneer Erika Hilton seeks Brazil election win

No one does political rags to riches stories quite like Brazil, but even in a nation where the most celebrated president in decades once shined shoes to survive, the story of Erika…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

In divisive election, Brazil’s trans candidates face threats, intimidation

At her campaign headquarters, Brazilian congressional hopeful Duda Salabert gently lays out the newspaper clippings sent to her in August. Her photo is on many of the pages, and Nazi swastikas and…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2022

Brazil on Edge for a Bicentennial Bolsonaro has Made his Own

President Jair Bolsonaro calls Brazil's bicentennial Wednesday a chance to celebrate the nation's proud history, but critics say he has transformed what should be a day of unity into a campaign event…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

How Targeting LGBTQ+ Rights Are Part of the Authoritarian Playbook

In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to this progress because abolishing sexual…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

Powerful Anglican bishops call on ‘homosexual practices’ to be rejected because gay sex is a sin

On Tuesday (2 August), bishops of the Anglican Communion from across the globe held a confidential discussion on sexuality and human dignity. The once-a-decade Lambeth Conference, which brings together international bishops of the…

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ADDED ON: 07/15/2022

BRAZILIAN ACTOR COMES OUT, REVEALS HE IS IN RELATIONSHIP WITH CHILDHOOD FRIEND

Brazilian actor Johnny Massaro recently came out as gay at the premiere of his new film, The First Fallen. The film is about the first year of the AIDS Crisis in Brazil and focuses…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2022

Brazil LGBTQ activists, HIV/AIDS service providers fear Bolsonaro reelection

SALVADOR, Brazil — Fernanda Fonseca was the coordinator of the Brazilian Health Ministry’s program to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis and viral hepatitis B in 2019 when she attended the International AIDS…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2022

Brazil: Attacks on Gender and Sexuality Education

(São Paulo) – Lawmakers and other public officials at the federal, state, and municipal levels in Brazil have used pernicious legal and political tactics to undermine and even prohibit gender and sexuality education,…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2022

The documentary film depicting the beginning of the political organization of the Brazilian LGBT movement

Called “When We Dare To Exist – History of the Brazilian Gay Movement +”, the feature film that brings the vision of activists from the 70s and 80s, about the historical paths…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2022

From backstage to spotlight: LGBTQ samba group takes on Rio carnival.

For the first time ever, a majority-LGBTQ samba outfit will take part in Rio carnival's famous street parades, flaunting rather than hiding their sexual identity. In the lead-up to their big debut,…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2022

Transgender immigrants who fled Latin America still face uncertainty in the US

Paloma Vazquez envisioned a new start in Houston. After immigrating from Honduras to escape transphobic violence just six months prior, the 29-year-old was ready to move into her new apartment. Her dream…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Latin America: Alarming Reversal of Basic Freedoms

(New York) – Latin America is facing some of its gravest human rights challenges in decades, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2022. “Latin America is experiencing such an alarming…

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