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LGBTI Rights in Brazil


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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ADDED ON: 11/28/2021

Brazilian film traces suffering of LGBTQIA community in 1980

The 52nd International Film Festival of India (Iffi) saw the Asian premiere of a film on the LGBTQIA community, ‘The First Fallen’, by Brazilian filmmaker Rodrigo de Oliveira. The film traces the…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2021

Brazilian gymnast Arthur Nory says he has a boyfriend

Arthur Nory, an Olympic medalist and world champion gymnast from Brazil, has announced on Instagram that he has a boyfriend. In an Instagram post in late October, Nory wished marketing analyst João…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2021

Brazil’s anti-LGBTQ president claims COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS

Brazil’s anti-LGBTQ President Jair Bolsonaro claimed that the COVID-19 vaccines cause AIDS in a video posted to social media, which Facebook and other platforms deleted days later because it violated their policies…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

NGOs scramble to dampen COVID-19’s impact on people living with HIV

NEW YORK/PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa, Oct 18 (Openly) - South African domestic worker Mabuyi Dlamini always dreaded the bumpy, day-long minibus journey she had to make each month to pick up her HIV…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2021

Gay Brazilian senator confronts pro-Bolsonaro businessman

Brazilian Sen. Fabiano Contarato on Sept. 30 won praise across the country when he publicly confronted homophobic social media attacks. In a session of the Senate’s Parliamentary Inquiry Committee that is investigating…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2021

Global community needs to help save Brazil’s democracy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro used the country’s independence holiday, Sept. 7, to rally his supporters in protests against Brazil’s democratic institutions, particularly the judiciary; basically the only institution at present that checks…

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