Brazil

LGBTI Rights in Brazil


ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Brazil’s Transgender Volleyball Star Eyes Congress Seat

After a decade of tearing up professional men’s volleyball leagues in Europe, Tiffany Abreu is used to taking on steep challenges. Fresh from becoming Brazil’s first transgender player, she is running for…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Dua Lipa Speaks Out About Brazil’s Anti-LGBT Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Singer Dua Lipa and other musicians have spoken out against Brazil’s anti-LGBT presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The politician, who is a frontrunner in the presidential race, has made several homophobic comments, including…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2018

Brazilian Football Club Condemns its Fans After ‘queers will be killed’ Chant

A Brazilian football club has condemned its own supporters after they chanted death threats at opposing fans. On Sunday (September 16), during a 0-0 draw between Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro, Mineiro supporters…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2018

Brazil’s Leading Presidential Candidate’s ‘Moral Compass’ is Anti-LGBT

Jair Bolsonaro, who was an army captain under a bloody dictatorship and favors military rule, is leading Brazil’s presidential polls after former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was barred from running…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2018

Over 50 Trans-Candidates Registered for Brazilian General Election

At least 50 transgendered candidates have registered to participate in Brazil's October general elections. Although candidates may be removed for not fulfilling requirements outlined by the Electoral Justice Court, the current number,…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2018

Brazil: Judge Suspends Prohibition on Gender, Sexuality Courses

Brazilian judge Luis Roberto Barroso of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) has temporarily suspended a municipal law in the capital city of Palmas, Tocantins, which vetoed courses on gender and sexuality in municipal public…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2018

Latin America’s Rights Riddle

In Latin America, progressive politics present something of a mystery: As LGBT rights have flourished, women’s reproductive rights have floundered. Earlier this month, for example, a bill to legalize abortion in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2018

In Brazil, ‘Queer Museum’ Is Censored, Debated, Then Celebrated

Had it gone as planned, an exhibition that opened last year in Brazil — which included a drawing of smiling children with the words “transvestite” and “gay child” stenciled across them —…

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ADDED ON: 08/23/2018

Brazil: LGBTI Leader Killed in Bahia Amid Atmosphere of ‘Impunity’

Marcelo Cerqueira, president of the Gay Group of Bahia, said the murder of Cruz Santana “is the most concrete expression of homophobia." Marcos Cruz Santana, a 40-year-old social activist, and leader of…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

Brazil’s ‘Queer Museum’ Set to Reopen

Brazil’s “queer museum,” forced to close last year after conservatives attacked it for allegedly promoting pedophilia, blasphemy, and bestiality, is reopening in the shadow of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer…

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Instituto Nice Creates Opportunities for Trans Brazilians

“My dream is to get married and be able to guarantee my partner the right to stay on the small piece of land I have.” When Valeria Rodriguez heard this request from…

ADDED ON: 07/31/2018

Dictatorship Was A ‘Very Good’ Period, Says Brazil’s Aspiring President

Despite serving more than 25 years in Congress, Bolsonaro appears eager to present himself as a political outsider — a no-nonsense figure defiantly challenging the status quo. Or, as he puts it…

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