Brazil

LGBTI Rights in Brazil


ADDED ON: 02/15/2019

Brazil’s LGBT+ politicians prepare for battle with Bolsonaro

When he realized Jair Bolsonaro was likely to be elected president of Brazil last year, politician David Miranda’s first concern was for his family, rather than his career. As an openly gay…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2019

Top Brazilian Court to Decide Key Homophobia Cases

Brazil’s supreme court is expected to rule Wednesday on a pair of cases that could determine whether homophobia and transphobia should be considered criminal offenses. The cases, brought by Brazilian rights group…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2019

Bolsonaro Regime to Remove Brazilian Textbook References to Feminism and Homosexuality

Brazil's president and his senior officials have vowed to revise school textbooks to remove references to feminism, homosexuality and violence against women. Jair Bolsonaro has also said he wants the military to take over some…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2019

Brazil education overhaul aims at ousting ‘Marxist ideology’, LGBT and gender movements

President Jair Bolsonaro is taking his anti-leftist ideological war to Brazil’s classrooms and universities, causing angst among teachers and education officials who say the government wants to fight an enemy that doesn’t…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2019

Bringing Pride to Banbury

A small group of first-time event organisers are planning to literally put the Pride into Banbury this summer. Banbury Pride, a LGBT community group is in the early stages of organising the…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2019

‘Boy Erased’ Erased from Brazilian Cinemas

A decision by distributors not to release a film about gay conversion therapy has stirred controversy in Brazil and provoked dismay among the country’s LGBT activists. Boy Erased, which was scheduled for…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2019

Gay congressman who fled Brazil will be replaced by another gay politician

Gay congressman Jean Wyllys, who fled Brazil in fear of his life, will be replaced by another gay politician. Wyllys, a pioneering gay politician in the country, was re-elected in October to…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2019

Gay congressman flees Brazil, citing death threats

A prominent gay congressman in Brazil announced on Thursday that he was leaving his job and fleeing the country because of increased death threats made against him. Jean Wyllys, the country’s first openly gay congressman, told the Folha de…

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ADDED ON: 01/24/2019

Apple and Microsoft CEOs Tim Cook and Satya Nadella Were Pictured at Dinner with Brazil’s Far-Right President in Davos

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella were seen at the same dinner table as Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in a picture that surfaced on Twitter.

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2019

Here’s why some gay Brazilians support their country’s rabidly anti-LGBTQ president

In his first week in office, newly elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro started actions to roll back LGBTQ rights. So it was only a matter of time before a newspaper covered one of…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2019

Life of a gay migrant: Racism exists in the LGBT community too

Ireland may be known as the land of céad míle fáilte, but a report in the last months of 2018 suggests more needs to be done to make it a welcoming place…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2019

Brazil’s New President Removes LGBTI Concerns from Human Rights Ministry

Brazil’s new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro removed concerns regarding the LGBTI community from being considered by a new human rights ministry hours after his inauguration, part of a sweeping set of executive…

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