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LGBTI Rights in Brazil


ADDED ON: 04/07/2021

Venezuela’s Secret: Crimes Against LGBTQ+ Migrants And Sex Workers

“Hello, Papi, I am in Brazil.” A text message I received sitting in my home office after nearly a month of silence signified Victor Arellano’s nine-month battle had just been won. Arellano…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2021

Brazil churches spark controversy with LGBT+ support in Lent campaign

SAO PAOLO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A group of major Brazilian churches came under fire for supporting LGBT+ people for the first time in an annual Lent fundraising campaign that launched on…

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ADDED ON: 01/25/2021

Brazil’s LGBT refugees tell their stories in the short film ‘Hazte Sentir’

The short film Hazte Sentir (Make Yourself Heard) documents a moment in the lives of LGBT refugees in Manaus, the largest city in Brazil's Amazonas state. Cineola and Frameline share the collaborative…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2021

‘An inspiration’: How Marta’s engagement gave Brazilian LGBT community strength in fight against homophobia

On 4 January, Brazil’s six-time Ballon d’Or winner Marta logged onto Instagram and posted three pictures of herself alongside her partner and Orlando Pride teammate Toni Deion Pressley, who was sporting a…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2020

Widow of murdered LGBT+ politician in Brazil vows to combat hate with election win

Two years after the murder of popular Brazilian councilwoman Marielle Franco, her partner Monica Benicio has also won a council seat and vowed to fight for justice and LGBT+ rights. Franco, a…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2020

What Brazil’s local elections could mean for Bolsonaro’s political future

On Sunday, in the midst of a pandemic, Brazil voted to choose city councilors and mayors. The results show a confusing electoral scenario in which the so-called Centrão (Big Center), composed of…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

Historic wins for transgender candidates in Brazil vote

Transgender candidates on Monday celebrated a series of historic wins in municipal elections in Brazil, where they were allowed to run for the first time under their chosen names. "WE WON! BLACK…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2020

Bolsonaro tells Brazil not to deal with pandemic ‘like fags’

President Jair Bolsonaro drew criticism Tuesday for telling Brazilians not to deal with Covid-19 like "a country of fags," the far-right leader's latest controversial outburst on the pandemic. Bolsonaro, who has consistently…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2020

Drag queens to grace Vogue magazine cover in Brazil

MEXICO CITY (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A pair of drag queens will grace the October cover of Vogue in Brazil, the magazine said on Monday, marking a landmark for the iconic fashion…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

Reported murders, suicides of trans people soar in Brazil

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of transgender people killed in Brazil this year has risen by 70% over last year, according to research underscoring the South American country’s rank as the…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2020

Brazilian football fans put aside rivalry to protest ‘homophobic, racist’ president Jair Bolsonaro

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s “proudly” homophobic president, has been globally criticised for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, consistently playing down the virus despite recently contracting it himself. Fears have been growing that…

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ADDED ON: 07/20/2020

With Brazil’s Bolsonaro attacking the Supreme Court, are gay rights at risk?

As a gay man growing up in Brazil, Afif Sarhan was banned from donating blood for most of his life. “I thought, ‘Why is my blood inferior to others?’” Sarhan, a 41-year-old…

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