Underreporting of crimes against LGBTQI+ in Brazil is human rights concern

Despite the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) having equated LGBTQI-phobia to the crime of racism, institutional progress to map the incidence of this crime is still considered slow.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The more than 20% increase in violent crimes against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, transvestites and intersex people (LGBQTI+) in 2020, released last week in the Brazilian Public Safety Yearbook, is only a fraction of the violence against this population, alert human rights activists and minority rights advocates who point to the high underreporting of cases and data availability challenges.

According to the Brazilian Public Safety Forum's survey, Brazil recorded a . . .

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