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LGBTI Rights in Brazil


ADDED ON: 07/03/2021

Brazilian potential presidential candidate announces he is gay

Brazilian governor and potential major party presidential candidate Eduardo Leite, a prominent critic of President Jair Bolsonaro, came out as gay in a TV interview. Leite, governor of the southern state of…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2021

Mass for LGBT community criticized by Traditionalists in Brazil

A Mass in memory of murdered members of the LGBT community has spurred controversy in Brazil. While LGBT Catholic movements hailed the event as a sign of support to their cause, Traditionalists…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2021

‘Epidemic of violence’: Brazil shocked by ‘barbaric’ gang-rape of gay man

An act of “barbaric” violence where a 22-year-old gay man was gang-raped and tortured has prompted fierce reaction in Brazil and is evidence of a growing tide of hate crime in the…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2021

GAY ACTIVIST SHOT, SET ABLAZE IN BRAZIL

The body of a 25-year-old teacher, Professor Lindolfo Kosmaski, who was active in his local LGBTQI community was found on April 30th, shot and burnt alive in his car in São João…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2021

Brazilian musician shines light on intersection of sexuality and Judaism

Brazil is a diverse and complex country. For 32-year-old Assucena Assucena, who is trans and Jewish (of Moroccan and Sephardic descent), that complexity is intensified. To be Jewish in Brazil already means…

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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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