Brazil

LGBTI Rights in Brazil


ADDED ON: 08/02/2019

Activism is Survival for Brazilian Trans Women

Since the campaign and subsequent election of Jair Bolsonaro, who was long known for trotting out hate speech against marginalized communities in his bid for Brazil’s presidency, violence against LGBTQ folks has…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2019

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, LGBT people take personal defense into their own hands

Miguel Doldan couldn't get the thought out of his head: People wanted him dead. The passersby on the streets, the riders on the bus - they looked friendly, but many of them,…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2019

The LGBTQ artists using music as resistance in Latin America

Over the last decade, several openly queer musicians have emerged in Latin America. They use their music to combat hate. As the region has seen a rise of extreme right-wing beliefs, progress…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2019

Brazil’s Biggest Employer of Trans People Flies Its Pride Flag

With some 11,000 workers, the Guararapes Confeccoes SA is the biggest employer in Rio Grande do Norte state on Brazil’s northeast coast. In a typical month, the company hires around 100 people;…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2019

Gay Pride Parade Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hundreds of thousands marched through the streets of Sao Paulo in Brazil on Sunday in the city’s annual gay pride march, with demonstrators protesting the policies of the country’s far-right President Jair…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Struggle among progress as countries restrict LGBTQ rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Watch: Fleeing persecution, LGBT+ Brazilians find refuge in Portugal

Since the election of Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, homophobic or transphobic attacks have multiplied. Advocates say a member of the LGBT+ community is now murdered every 16 hours on average, a…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2019

Even Under Bolsanaro’s Criticism, LGBT Parade in São Paulo Should Attract 12 Percent More Tourists

More than three million people are expected to cross Avenida Paulista, in Sao Paulo, next Sunday, during the 23rd edition of the LGBT Pride Parade, according to the organization. Under the theme…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2019

Jean Wyllys Travels Abroad and Says ‘Stupidity Virus’ Strikes Part of Brazil

Nearly a month after resigning from his political office and leaving the country under threat, former federal deputy Jean Wyllys is touring Europe giving talks on the political situation at home. He…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2019

Brazilian president says decision to criminalise homophobia ‘completely wrong’

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro criticised the country's Supreme Court after they ruled to criminalise homophobia, making it a crime equivalent to racism in Brazil. Bolsonaro told reporters on Friday the Supreme Court…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

AP Explains: The rocky rise of LGBT rights in Latin America

Despite a dark past, today many LGBT citizens in Latin America are enjoying the right to marry, choose their gender identity and adopt children. But while laws in several of the region’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2019

Brazil transgender soccer team fights prejudice

On a late May afternoon, the Bigtboys soccer team played its first match, a friendly game on a flood-lit neighborhood pitch bordered by chain-link fencing. With only four months of weekly training…

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