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Encyclopedia > LGBT rights in Brazil

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Brazil could easily be considered one of the most gay-friendly countries in South America. Homosexuality has been legal in Brazil since 1830.[1] South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

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Anti-discrimination laws

The 1989 constitutions of the states of Mato Grosso and of Sergipe explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. As of 2003, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation was prohibited in 73 municipal statutes, including São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and three state constitutions. Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Flag of Mato Grosso See other Brazilian States Capital Cuiabá Largest City Cuiabá Area 903,357. ... Flag of Sergipe See other Brazilian States Capital Aracaju Largest City Aracaju Area 21,994 km² Population   - Total   - Density 1,712,786 77. ... Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... São Paulo (the Portuguese name of Saint Paul) is the capital of the state of São Paulo in southeastern Brazil. ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor Cesar Maia (PFL) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ...


A law anti-discrimination is currently pending approval on the Senate. Some conservative catholic and protestant senators argue that the law would be an agression on religious freedom granted by the Constitution. Senator Fátima Cleide (PT-RO) said that the law should be approved because "the country has the tragic mark that a homosexual is murdered each two days". Evangelical priest and senator Marcelo Crivella (PRB-RJ) criticizes the text, saying homosexuals will receive a protection that "should have been given to women, elder and children". [2] Brazilian Workers Party flag. ... Flag of Roraima See other Brazilian States Capital Boa Vista Largest City Boa Vista Area 225,116. ... The word evangelicalism usually refers to a broad collection of religious beliefs, practices, and traditions which are found among conservative Protestant Christians. ... PRB is short for: Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a group of English painters, poets and critics, founded in 1848 by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt Poudrieres Reunies de Belgique, owned by Astra Company PRB The Australian Automotive Manufacturer PRB = permeable reactive barrier Retinoblastoma protein, an important... Flag of Rio de Janeiro See other Brazilian States Capital Rio de Janeiro Largest City Rio de Janeiro Area 43,696. ...


There are no official reports about hate crimes, but a research made in 2005 by the Latin American Center of Human Rights in Sexuality (Clam) found out that 65% of the homosexuals interviewed in that year's São Paulo Gay Pride Parade said that they were victims of hate speech and/or suffered physical agression.[3]


In mid-2006, Brazil launched Brazil Against Homophobia, a campaign against homophobia within the country including TV advertisement and billboards. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church; a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ...


Same-sex civil unions have been established at the state level in the State of Rio Grande do Sul. A court decision has been pending since 2005 on legalizing marriage nationwide. Flag of Rio Grande do Sul See other Brazilian States Capital Porto Alegre Largest City Porto Alegre Area 282,062 km² Population   - Total   - Density 10. ...


3,5 million people from all different walks of life celebrated the 2007 São Paulo Gay Pride Parade.


Gay adoption

Two adoptions by gay couples are known, and one provisory guard. The first gay couple adoption in Brazil was by a lesbian couple from Rio Grande do Sul. In november 2006, a male gay couple from the State of São Paulo have adopted a five year old girl. In december 2006, a male gay couple also from the state of São Paulo have been granted the provisory guard of four children, all brothers and sisters. The judge of the case stated that it is likely that the guard evolves into adoption. [1]


See also

As unregistered cohabitation Recognised in some regions Recognised prior to legalisation of same-sex marriage Netherlands (nationwide) (1998) Spain (12 of 17 communities) (1998) South Africa (nationwide) (1999) Belgium (nationwide) (2000) Canada (QC, NS and MB) (2001) Recognition debated See also Same-sex marriage Registered partnership Domestic partnership Common-law... Grupo Gay da Bahia is the oldest operating gay rights organization in Brazil and one of the most active ones. ... There are serious issues in regard to abuses of human rights in Brazil. ...

Notes

  1. ^ http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/cotidiano/ult95u135309.shtml Story on the newspaper Folha de São Paulo (Portuguese)

References

  • http://www.iglhrc.org/files/iglhrc/reports/990604-antidis.pdf Antidiscrimination Legislation, April 1999, A Worldwide Summary, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. Accessed January 8, 2006.
  • What is the GGB, Grupo Gay da Bahia, 2003 Accessed January 8, 2006. <http://www.ggb.org.br/ggb-ingles.html>
  • The International Lesbian and Gay Association World Legal Survey July 31, 2000. Accessed January 6, 2006 <http://www.ilga.info/Information/Legal_survey/americas/brazil.htm>

External links

  • Felipa de Souza Brazilian woman condemned for sodomy by the Inquisition in 1592
  • Grupo Gay da Bahia, 2003
  • IGLHRC, 1999)

 
 

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