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....

PodcastJun 26, 2019

Explaining Brazil #66: Being gay in Bolsonaro’s Brazil

This year, however, the São Paulo Pride Parade took...

SocietyJun 24, 2019

The incredible transformation of the São Paulo Pride Parade

Sunday afternoon in São Paulo and the walls of...

Brazil WeeklyJun 20, 2019

Corpus Christi: a holiday for God and LGBTQ pride

Brazil celebrates Corpus Christi today. During this long, 4-day...
malls vs. e-commerce

Brazil Weekly 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’...
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Brazil Daily 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),...
Despite Bolsonaro, Brazil is one of the world's top LGBTQ tourism destinations

Tourism 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,...
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Society 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...
What is at stake in Brazil's Congress today

Brazil Daily 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...
Brazil's homophobia trial: what's at stake

Society 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...
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Power 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...
Brazil is successfully reducing Aids deaths, but number of cases increases

Society 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...
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Podcast 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...
Despite advances, Brazil is still a dangerous place to be LGBTQ

Society 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...
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Opinion 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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