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Tag: Homophobia

Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Today, February 21st, Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) will continue discussing and (possibly) voting on an extremely political question: Should “homophobia” and “transphobia” become crimes deemed equivalent to racism under Brazil’s Penal...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s most iconic samba schools, ‘Estação Primeiro de Mangueira’ (First Station of Mangueira) have chosen to pay tribute to murdered Rio councilwoman Marielle Franco as part of their...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Sunday, October 13th, Rio de Janeiro's 18th Gay Pride Parade will take over Copacabana Beach with its rainbow color and vibrant costumes. The parade will start at 1PM at...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – International human rights NGO Amnesty International has helped curate a selection of twenty-five human rights documentaries that will be shown from September 17th until October 10th as part of the...
By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the revocation of bus fare increases in many cities on Thursday and Friday's announcement of a three-pronged public services' improvement plan by President Dilma Rousseff, demonstrations continued in over...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nearly 700,000 people celebrated Rio's sixteenth annual Gay Pride Parade at Copacabana Beach on Sunday, according to authorities.  Members of the LGBT community donned intricate Carnival-style costumes and waved rainbow...
By Ben Tavener, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – Salvador, capital of Bahia state, has held its tenth gay pride parade with an estimated one million-strong crowd lining the streets and celebrating Brazil’s sexuality diversity. Thousands of members of the...

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