Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
The organization working to stamp out homophobia in Brazilian public s...
In July 2018, Leandro Prior gave another man a peck on the lips while he was riding the subway in São Paulo. The kiss caused an uproar, leading to death threats and calls for him to quit his job....
Jun 26, 2019
Explaining Brazil #66: Being gay in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
This year, however, the São Paulo Pride Parade took...
Jun 24, 2019
The incredible transformation of the São Paulo Pride Parade
Sunday afternoon in São Paulo and the walls of...
Jun 20, 2019
Corpus Christi: a holiday for God and LGBTQ pride
Brazil celebrates Corpus Christi today. During this long, 4-day...
May 25, 2019
How Brazilian shopping malls try to survive e-commerce
Good morning! We wrap up the most important facts of the week. Brazilians blaming on President Bolsonaro for Brazil’s economic woes. And shopping malls’...
May 24, 2019
Brazil’s Economy Minister threatens to quit
Brazil’s Economy Minister threatens to quit Just two days before protests in support of President Jair Bolsonaro promise to escalate political tensions (more below),...
May 17, 2019
Despite Bolsonaro, Brazil is one of the world’s top LGBTQ tourism destinations
“Brazil can’t be the country of gay tourism,” said President Jair Bolsonaro during a meeting with journalists last month. “We have families here.” Well,...
May 04, 2019
Brazilian LGBTQ people fight prejudice through art
Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil in October 2018 and took office in January 2019. Since then, the Ministry of Women, Family, and...
Apr 29, 2019
Government proposes new bidding rules
Good morning! Government proposes new bidding rules. A slow week in Congress. State-owned companies’ profits up by 132%. Government proposes new bidding rules Congress...
Feb 20, 2019
Brazil’s homophobia trial: what’s at stake
During his presidential campaign, Jair Bolsonaro once said: “minorities should bend to the majority—or they will be crushed.” The rise of the far-right politician...
Jan 03, 2019
The first steps of the Bolsonaro government
In his first year in office, the bulk of the work done by President Jair Bolsonaro and his new administration is likely to be...
Dec 01, 2018
Brazil is successfully reducing AIDS deaths, but number of cases increases
Over the past 30 years, Brazil has established itself as a reference around the world in the treatment of AIDS. Since 1996, the country’s...
Jul 04, 2018
Explaining Brazil Podcast #18: LGBTQ inclusion in Brazil
When the media talks about LGBTQ rights in Brazil, the focus is usually on violence rates. Brazil, after all, has arguably the highest murder...
May 24, 2018
Despite advances, Brazil is still a dangerous place to be LGBTQ
Earlier this year, Brazil passed radical legislation allowing trans individuals to use their social names –the names which they are known by, rather than...
Nov 13, 2017
Brazil is not a liberal country, says LGBTQ icon
Back in September, an exhibition called “Queer Museum,” featuring 270 LGBTQ-themed artworks, was abruptly closed after right-wing groups began a crusade to shut it...
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