Brazil

LGBTI Rights in Brazil


ADDED ON: 05/31/2020

Brazil’s crisis deepens as Bolsonaro holds on to the military for support

Brazil has kicked political drama to the curb. Between scandals, powerplay episodes, and a slew of surprising statements, the South American country has been a mainstay in news headlines recently. But now,…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2020

‘If I don’t have sex I’ll die of hunger’: Covid-19 crisis for Rio’s trans sex workers

Social distancing is keeping people off the streets of central Rio de Janeiro. And that has created serious challenges for its trans sex workers, who have seen their clientele, and their income,…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2020

Supreme Court Strikes Down Bigotry in Brazil’s Schools

Amid the public health crisis in the country, Brazil has recently achieved two significant victories for the right to education and the rights of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2020

Brazil’s Supreme Court throws out rules that limit gay men donating blood

Brazil’s Supreme Court has overturned rules that limit gay and bisexual men from donating blood in a decision considered a human rights victory for LGBT+ people in the country. The move came…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2020

Brazil’s president accuses World Health Organization of turning kids gay

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of trying to turn children gay in a series of bizarre claims on Facebook. He later deleted the post. Like the Brazilian…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2020

An Intro to Brazil’s History of Censorship

Brazil has a long history of censoring artists and the arts. In fact, several artists had their works censored and had to flee the country during the Military Dictatorship (1964-1985). Movies, TV…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2020

Coronavirus: Bolsonaro fasts and prays for “Brazil’s liberation from epidemics”

In response to the outbreak of coronavirus, Brazilian President Gerard Bolsonaro said Sunday was a day of prayer and fasting, and encouraged citizens to ask God to “save Brazil from this evil.”…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2020

In são paulo, the cultural center is re-opened

A little more than a year after it was created as the Cultural Itaim, it will be re-opened by the mayor of Sao Paulo on Friday, the 29 with the new name…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2020

Miami Mayor to Honor Brazil’s Anti-LGBT, Climate-Change-Denying President

Miami politicians, quite reasonably, do not like communists. But Miami Mayor Francis Suarez apparently has no problem with raging right-wingers who hate LGBTQ people, heap praise on dictatorships, defend Hitler admirers, deny…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2020

Brazilians call for boycotts of major companies that support Bolsonaro

Brazilians appalled by Jair Bolsonaro’s bigotry and authoritarianism are calling for boycotts of major companies whose founders or owners support the far-right president. Bolsonaro has often attacked LBGT people, indigenous people, and…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2020

Afro-Feminist Resistance in Brazil’s Carnival

In Southern Brazil, the all women's carnival block Cores de Aide is marching for political resistance and in defense of women, who have been particularly under attack during the far-right presidency of…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2020

Brazilian transgender dancer shatters Carnival parade taboo

When dancer Camila Prins entered Sao Paulo's Carnival parade grounds, a costume of feathers clinging to her sinuous body, she fulfilled a dream of feminine beauty nearly three decades old. Prins says…

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