Tag: Transgender

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A Brazilian lawmaker announced he was preparing a bill that would require large companies to reserve 3% of their jobs for transgender employees, a step he said would help trans people...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentina has long been a progressive bastion in Latin America. It was one of the first countries in the region to allow same-sex marriage and also has anti-discrimination laws in many cities. It’s also...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the first eight months of 2020 alone, the murders of transgender people increased by 70% compared to the same period last year. In 2019, the number of rural conflicts affecting quilombola communities, indigenous...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Though presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad dominated Brazil's post-election headlines, two traditionally disenfranchised groups earned hard-fought victories on Sunday as Brazil elected its first-ever indigenous woman and transgender...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) community in Brazil were out in full force on Sunday, September 30th to celebrate Rio de Janeiro's 23rd annual LGBTI...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The 22nd edition of the LGBTI Pride Parade - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transvestite, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex and others - marched for political awareness yesterday, Sunday, June 3rd from 10AM to 6PM...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Authorities say 700,000 - organizers say 1.5 million - supporters swaddled in rainbow flags took to the streets of Copacabana in Rio’s Zona Sul (South Zone) for the city’s...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Forty-seven same-sex couples have “married” in São Paulo in a mass ceremony witnessed by hundreds of guests. The event on Friday saw sixty-four women and thirty men formalize their união estável (“stable...



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