Tag Archive | Brazil

Brazil: Gay men claim football for their own

Brazil: Gay men claim football for their own

Growing up gay in Vitoria, a city of almost 2 million in south-eastern Brazil, Joao Paulo Silvares never really liked playing football, the country’s national sport and passion. “I was scared to play, because it wasn’t somewhere I felt comfortable”, Silvares, 34, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “In Brazil, I think that it’s a bit […]

Brazil: Holiday hiring reaches out to trans community

Brazil: Holiday hiring reaches out to trans community

Brazilian LGBT+ rights activists on Tuesday hailed Dutch retailer, C&A, for directing a new hiring campaign at under-represented minorities, including transgender people. The company announced that it would be hiring for 5,000 temporary roles, at more than 270 stores across the country, and encouraged both transgender people and refugees to apply.

Brazil: Anti-LGBT Candidate Wins Election, HRW Urges Rights Protection

Brazil: Anti-LGBT Candidate Wins Election, HRW Urges Rights Protection

Human Rights Watch to Monitor Bolsonaro’s Presidency Brazil´s judiciary and other key institutions should resist any attempt to undermine human rights, the rule of law, and democracy under Jair Bolsonaro’s government, Human Rights Watch said yesterday. Bolsonaro, a pro-torture, openly-bigoted member of Congress, won a run-off election on October 28, 2018 and will take office […]

Brazil: Transgender Legal Recognition

Brazil: Transgender Legal Recognition

Supreme Court Removes Medical and Judicial Criteria to Change Legal Gender Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that the government can no longer require transgender people who want their name and gender marker on identification documents changed to undergo medical procedures or subject their decisions to judicial review.

Rio 2016 – Not too late to vaccinate!

Rio 2016 – Not too late to vaccinate!

If you’re heading to watch the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro during August 2016, you are surely in for a spectacular display of sporting greatness. However, there are some things to consider beforehand, including your vaccinations for Rio 2016, to ensure your trip is truly one of a lifetime. The last thing you want […]

Bursary Created To Help Brazilian Transsexuals Avail of Higher Education

Bursary Created To Help Brazilian Transsexuals Avail of Higher Education

Patrick Fitzgerald reports from Rio De Janeiro about Brazil’s progressive move to help Trans* people further their education.    Brazil, the country with most killings of Transvestites/Transsexuals per year (4 times more than second place Mexico) has this week announced the creation of a fund, which will help more Transvestites and Transsexuals return to education […]

Film: Brazil Selects LGBT Film for Foreign Language Submission at 2015 Oscars

Film: Brazil Selects LGBT Film for Foreign Language Submission at 2015 Oscars

A Brazilian LGBT film will represent the country in the hope of being nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Oscars. The film, “Hoje eu Quero Voltar Sozinho” (The Way He Looks) by Daniel Ribeiro, is the Brazilian choice to compete for a vacancy on the top five 2015 Oscar’s ‘Foreign Language Films’ […]