Brazil

LGBTI Rights in Brazil


ADDED ON: 05/02/2019

Ex-president Da Silva: Brazil governed by ‘crazy people’

From the federal police headquarters where he is serving a sentence for corruption and money laundering, Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the South American country is now being…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Bolsonaro Backlash: Event Honoring Brazilian President Calls into Question Corporate Support of LGBT Rights

Marriott International, among many big corporations, has gone on record in support of the LGBT community. Its CEO, Arne Sorenson, has been one of the most vocal defenders of LGBT rights in…

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“Homoaffectionate Law” and a Revolutionary Change in The Legal System

By Nóra Blaskovits Maria Berenice Dias was the very first woman who became a justice of the state highest Court of Appeals in Brazil. An activist for the rights of the LGBT…

ADDED ON: 04/26/2019

Brazil must not become a ‘gay tourism paradise’, says Bolsonaro

Brazil’s far-right president, the self-declared homophobe Jair Bolsonaro, has been accused of inciting hatred towards LGBT people after declaring the South American country should not become a “gay tourism paradise”. “If you…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

Gay Lawmaker Who Fled Brazil Amid Death Threats: Bolsonaro ‘turned me into a pariah

Brazil’s first openly gay lawmaker, Jean Wyllys, who fled his country over mounting death threats after the election of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, fears he won’t be returning home anytime soon. In…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Jair Bolsonaro visits White House, reiterates opposition to LGBTI rights

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday reiterated his opposition to LGBTI rights when he spoke alongside President Trump during a press conference in the White House Rose Garden. Bolsonaro, speaking through a…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

LGBT Brazilians’ Mental Health Plummets With Anti-Gay President

When the proudly homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, LGBT community members were worried their rights would be taken away. Two months later, watchdog groups are saying suicide among LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2019

Former policemen charged with murdering bisexual Rio congresswoman

Brazilian authorities on Tuesday arrested two former policemen in connection with the murder of bisexual Rio de Janeiro councilwoman Marielle Franco. Investigators say Ronnie Lessa and Élcio Vieira de Queiroz on March…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Two Brazilian police arrested over killing of activist Marielle Franco

Two police officers were arrested Tuesday in the killing of Rio city councilor and black gay rights activist Marielle Franco, prosecutors said, almost a year to the day after the brazen murder…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2019

Trump to host Brazil’s anti-gay president Jair Bolsonaro at White House

Donald Trump has invited Brazil’s anti-LGBT president Jair Bolsonaro to the White House. The far-right Brazilian leader, who holds extreme anti-LGBT beliefs, will meet with Trump at the White House on March…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

Brazilians Demand Answers for Marielle Franco’s Murder at Rio Carnival

Nearly a year after the still-unsolved murder of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and LGBT activist Marielle Franco, Brazilian revellers have used their country’s annual carnival to demand answers. On Monday night, Rio’s most…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2019

Story of a trans man who suffers Brazil’s hostile environment to LGBTQ

Growing up in an evangelical Christian family in Brazil, life was pretty tough for Ariel Nobre. Designated female at birth, the 31-year-old transgender man was sent to a gay conversion therapy centre…

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