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 people has skyrocketed as a result.
She didn't win the tournament, but she may have gotten something much better.
For Brazil’s LGBT community, 2017 proved to be even worse than the year before in terms of safety.
SAO PAULO (AP) — A minor character in Brazil's election race faced a firestorm of criticism on Monday after saying during a presidential debate that the country needs to stand up against gay people who should receive psychological help far away from the general population.
(WB) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took office on Tuesday amid mounting concerns over the impact that his right-wing government will have on the country’s LGBTI community and other minority groups.
Jair Bolsonaro is described as Brazil’s Donald Trump. He’s the new right-wing president that will crack down on crime and help create jobs.
(WB) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled an upcoming trip to the U.S. amid growing outrage among LGBT activists and other groups.
President Jair Bolsonaro’s win was a grave day for Brazilian LGBT individuals. Not only did the former army captain actively come out against LGBT rights, but he’s now going after gender and sexuality education in schools.
During a match between Brazilian rival soccer teams, Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro, Mineiro fans chanted homophobic slurs, and as a result, the team was fined $15,000.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) _ Brazil took its most significant step yet to address the human rights violations of its military dictatorship on Wednesday, releasing an exhaustive report that documents nearly two decades of government-approved political killings and torture.
(WB) The majority of the Brazilian Supreme Court on May 28 voted to equate homophobia and transphobia to the crime of racism.
Brazil’s proudly homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro will be removing all references to homosexuality, gay marriage and violence against women from schools and textbooks.
After self-proclaimed proud homophobe Jair Bolsonaro was elected as Brazilian president, reports of crimes against LGBT people have tripled.
(WB) Thursday was a historic day for Brazil’s transgender community because it saw two huge legal victories.
(AP) Newly installed President Jair Bolsonaro issued executive orders targeting Brazil's indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and the LGBT community in the first hours of his administration, moving quickly after a campaign in which the far-right leader said he would radically overhaul many aspects of life in Latin America's largest nation.
An art exhibition in Brazil called the “Queer Museum” was shut down last September after religious backlash, but has reopened this August.
In a press conference with President Trump at the White House last Tuesday, Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s proudly homophobic president, said both the U.S. and Brazil are against LGBT people.
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 for money laundering. Bolsonaro is also vehemently anti-LGBT.
Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s recently-elected right-wing president, is openly anti-gay. But that isn’t stopping activists from campaigning against him.
(AP) A Brazilian soccer club has criticized its own fans for an anti-gay chant.