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Brazil’s Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling banning a Netflix parody film that includes a gay Jesus. Last week, Judge Benedicto Abicair ordered Netflix to remove The First Temptation of Christ from its platform because not banning it could “cause graver and more irreparable damage.” But the country’s Supreme Court has rejected the

(Brasília – DF, 11/07/2019) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro talks with press after the holiday Solemnity. / Image via Carolina Antunes/PR (CC) Brazil’s president is terrorizing another public LGBTQ figure. Jair Bolsonaro is known for being an enemy to LGBTQ people. He has caused LGBTQ figures to leave the country in fear for their lives, expressed his hatred of gay tourism, and his plans to erase LGBTQ identities and existence in textbooks. Now, he has a gay reporter in his sights after...

(image via YouTube screenshot)During a mass service in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday afternoon, a woman came onstage and pushed Father Marcelo Rossi offstage. Rossi is an anti-gay priest and one of Brazil’s most famous priests, but her attack doesn’t seem to have anything to do with his anti-gay stances. Although the attack was humiliating — it occurred on TV and an audience of over 50,000 people — the priest was reportedly unharmed, returned to the stage minutes later and...

During a mass service in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday (14 July) afternoon, one of the country’s most famous priests, Father Marcelo Rossi, was shoved off stage by a woman who ran past security and onto the stage with him. The shocking moment happened in front of an estimated crowd of 50,000 people, and was also broadcast on television. According to various Brazilian news outlets, the unnamed woman is 32-years-old and had travelled from Rio de Janeiro with her three-year-old child...

Rio de Janeiro holds one of the biggest Pride parades in the world. The parade attracts approximately two million people, and celebrates the progressive stance that Brazil has taken on LGBTQ rights. Queer people have been legally recognized in Brazil since 1830. Human rights for the Brazilian LGBTQ community are among the most advanced in the world, despite ongoing social challenges. Over 14 per cent of the Rio population identifies with the queer community. Rio de Janeiro State University and University...

Warning: The crimes these women are accused of are horrific and this article contains graphic details. A mother and her lesbian partner are accused of castrating and beheading a 9-year-old child “because he wanted to be a girl.” But what the two women did next makes the horrific killing even more shocking. Mum Rosana Cândido, 27, and Kacyla Pessoa, 28, have confessed to Brazilian police that Cândido’s child, Rhuan, died after extreme abuse. Rhuan’s father told authorities that Cândido fled with...

Jefferson Anderson Feijo da Cruz recovered from a coma after an attack but is unable to walk or speak. Screenshot via Facebook video “Quero contar sobre alguém pra vocês.”I will never understand how certain people are so filled with contempt for people who are different from them, but apparently, this hate does exist and it often manifests itself into the form of physical violence. Jefferson Anderson Feijo da Cruz, 22, was a victim of such hate as he fell...

Screen shot from THIRTY-FIVE Vimeo videoWhat do you feel your life expectancy is?  Do you think it is different because you are LGBTQ+?  The current life expectancy for the “average” American is roughly 78 years and Brazil is not far behind.    Sources include: World BankBut the life expectancy of transgender people in Brazil is 35 because of the violence and discrimination against them. This fact is highlighted in the new film Thirty-Five developed for...

Sao Paulo residents celebrate Pride 2018 (image via Depositphotos)Brazil’s highest court has found the exclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity from the country’s anti-discrimination laws to be unconstitutional. Six judges on the 11-member Supreme Federal Court voted in favor of the ruling Thursday. While the other five members have not yet voted on the issue, the majority secured the court’s decision. A ruling will be issued once the remaining judges register their votes on June 5. ...

Brazil’s supreme court just ruled that discriminating against LGBTQ people is illegal. “Homophobic crimes are as alarming as physical violence,” Supreme Court Vice-President Luiz Fux said. Fux said that there are “epidemic levels of homophobic violence” in Brazil. LGBTQ organization Grupo Gay da Bahia estimates that 141 LGBTQ people have been killed in Brazil in 2019 and 420 LGBTQ people were killed in 2018. Six of the eleven judges on the Supreme Federal Tribunal voted in favor of the ruling. The other...

Kenya’s High Court just upheld the country’s antigay laws punishing “carnal knowledge” and “gross indecency” with five to 14 years in prison. The disappointing news comes just as same-sex marriages began in Taiwan and Brazil’s high court issued a ruling declaring queerphobia unconstitutional. Kenya’s three-judge hight court upheld Sections 162 (a) and (c), 163 and 165 of the country’s penal code, ruling that petitioners failed to provide “credible evidence” the law infringed on their rights, according to Quartz.com. The laws are holdovers...

One Brazilian politician has found the courage to condemn the hateful attacks on the LGBTQ community by current President Jair Bolsonaro. His name is David Miranda. With violence against LGBTQ people on the rise in Brazil, Miranda’s presence in the Brazilian Congress as an out-gay, black man already carries heavy risk. His predecessor and friend Jean Wyllys, who also happens to be a black gay man, had to flee the country after numerous death threats earlier this year. His friend...
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It was one of his first actions after his inauguration Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has stayed true to his word and signed executive orders targeting the LGBTI community. The ‘proud homophobe’ used his first day in office to sign the orders. They will affect the LGBTI community, indigenous groups and descendants of slaves. Just hours after his inauguration Bolsonaro removed LGBTI issues from consideration at the new human rights ministry, according to the Associated Press. He did not name another agency...
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Thirty-eight couples took part in a mass wedding event on Saturday, ahead of the presidency of the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro Dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot Saturday at a mass gay wedding ceremony in São Paulo, Brazil. Many LGBTI people in the South American country are fearful for their rights following the election of Jair Bolsonaro, to the position of President. The far-right leader of the Social Liberal Party, Bolsonaro takes office 1 January 2019. https://www.instagram.com/p/BraWcEKHtIF/?utm_source=ig_embed Bolsonaro has made numerous homophobic...

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