Brazil

LGBTI Rights in Brazil


ADDED ON: 12/01/2022

Rainbow flag-waving protester invades World Cup pitch

A man ran onto the pitch during Monday's World Cup group-stage match between Portugal and Uruguay, holding up a rainbow flag to protest Qatar's anti-LGBT laws. The activist, whose blue Superman T-shirt…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2022

How Noah Scheffel Is Bringing Transgender People Into Tech Careers In Brazil

To say that 2019 was a life-changing year for Noah Scheffel is an understatement. That year, the Brazilian technologist had been impacted by transphobic attitudes in his working environment due to his…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2022

Brazil’s first openly gay governor wins re-election

The first openly gay governor of Brazil on Sunday won re-election. Rio Grande do Sul Gov. Eduardo Leite, a member of the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party, defeated Onyx Lorenzoni of the…

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ADDED ON: 10/30/2022

Brazil’s LGBTQ+ community fears Bolsonaro re-election

LGBTQ+ Brazilians fear that a win for incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in Sunday's runoff election could lead to a rollback of their rights. The vote in South America's largest country pits the…

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ADDED ON: 10/25/2022

LGBT football fans fight for safe space in Brazil stadiums

Wearing a rainbow T-shirt and earrings, Ona Ruda struts confidently through the Arena Fonte Nova football stadium, home to his beloved Bahia team and one of Brazil's LGBT fan bases. However, his…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

The Queer Brazilian Filmmaker Taking on Jair Bolsonaro

Acclaimed Brazilian filmmaker and activist Fernando Grostein Andrade speaks truth and love to power in his newly released documentary Breaking Myths. Widely known for his acclaimed work on Breaking the Taboo, which…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2022

Trailblazing Brazilian trans lawmakers face more conservative Congress

Erika Hilton, a 29-year-old Sao Paulo city council member, just made history as one of the first two transgender lawmakers elected this week to Brazil's Congress. But the victory is bittersweet, Hilton…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2022

Two Transgender women elected to Brazil’s Congress

Two Transgender women on Sunday won seats in the Brazilian Congress. Voters in São Paulo elected Municipal Councilwoman Erika Hilton, a Black travesti and former sex worker who is a member of…

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ADDED ON: 09/30/2022

‘Lift this country up’: Trans pioneer Erika Hilton seeks Brazil election win

No one does political rags to riches stories quite like Brazil, but even in a nation where the most celebrated president in decades once shined shoes to survive, the story of Erika…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

In divisive election, Brazil’s trans candidates face threats, intimidation

At her campaign headquarters, Brazilian congressional hopeful Duda Salabert gently lays out the newspaper clippings sent to her in August. Her photo is on many of the pages, and Nazi swastikas and…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2022

Brazil on Edge for a Bicentennial Bolsonaro has Made his Own

President Jair Bolsonaro calls Brazil's bicentennial Wednesday a chance to celebrate the nation's proud history, but critics say he has transformed what should be a day of unity into a campaign event…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

How Targeting LGBTQ+ Rights Are Part of the Authoritarian Playbook

In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to this progress because abolishing sexual…

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