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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting at 4PM, this Thursday, July 12th there will be a march, entitled ‘Quanto Mais Tem Que Morrer Pra Essa Guerra Acabar?’ (How Many More Have to Die for This...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Human Rights established a National Pact against LGBT-POV (violence against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transsexuals, and transvestites) last week on Tuesday, May 15th, which aims to combat...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When most people dream of Rio, they probably picture something like Ipanema: a beautiful beach, populated by young and beautiful people, and a lifestyle of casual luxury that still manages...
By Melissa Van Brunnersum, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the year 2017, Brazil’s free telephone service for human rights violations and domestic violence, “Disque 100” (Dial 100), received a total of 142,666 complaints nationwide. The service is...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Thursday, April 26th, Circo Voador, in Lapa, hosts the show "Marielle Gigante" (Giant Marielle), a homage to the Carioca councilwoman who was brutally murdered on March 14, 2018. Several...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 800,000 flocked to Copacabana Beach on Sunday to celebrate the 22nd edition of the LGBT Pride Parade, despite the lack of financial support from the city, according to...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Today, November 7th, Rio' State Bureau for Education, Valorization and Prevention starts to train security agents in using an application to help vulnerable groups. Launched by Rio's security forces, the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian judge who authorized on Monday (September 18th) psychologists to treat homosexuality stated on Thursday that the authorization does not mean that he sees homosexuality as a ‘disease’ or...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Rio de Janeiro has long been considered a popular landing spot for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community; and on Wednesday, September 28th, that reputation was cemented as...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the slogan “I was born like this, I was raised like this, I will always be like this: Respect me”, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets...
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