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Brazil: Football campaign against gay prejudice

Brazil: Football campaign against gay prejudice

(Reuters) – The untimely death of Kobe Bryant has led to a campaign against homophobia in Brazilian football. Bryant wore the no. 24 shirt for the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, and his death in a helicopter crash on Sunday has hastened a debate over a shirt number that is often eschewed by Brazilian footballers […]

Brazil: Group claim attack on ‘gay Jesus’ comedy troupe

Brazil: Group claim attack on ‘gay Jesus’ comedy troupe

(Reuters) – A Christmas Eve fire-bomb attack on offices of a comedy troupe that produced a ‘gay Jesus’ Netflix special, is being investigated as an attempted homicide, police said on Thursday, a day after a shadowy group claimed responsibility, in a video that included a far-right religious statement. A group identifying itself as ‘Popular Nationalist […]

Brazil: Netflix ‘gay Jesus’ film sparks backlash

Brazil: Netflix ‘gay Jesus’ film sparks backlash

A comedy on Netflix depicting Jesus as a gay man has prompted widespread anger in Brazil with almost two million people signing a petition calling on the streaming service to remove the show. “The First Temptation of Christ” was created by Brazilian YouTube comedy group, Porta dos Fundos, and portrays Jesus bringing home his presumed […]

Brazil: Gay marriage soared ahead of Bolsonaro presidency

Brazil: Gay marriage soared ahead of Bolsonaro presidency

Gay Brazilians rushed to the altar ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro taking office, according to newly released data that campaigners say reflected fears the incoming leader would clamp down on their rights. Same-sex marriage in Brazil rose 62% in 2018, and a fifth of the 9,520 gay weddings took place in December, according to Brazil’s […]

‘We stand and we resist’ – Brazil’s first LGBT+ bank

‘We stand and we resist’ – Brazil’s first LGBT+ bank

The head of Brazil’s first bank for gay and trans people said on Thursday that he aimed to tap into an overlooked market, combat prejudice, and support social issues that matter to LGBT+ people. Marcio Orlandi Jr., chief executive of Pride Bank, which launched in beta testing mode this week, said other banks were failing […]

Brazil: Bolsonaro rejects link to murder of gay councilwoman

Brazil: Bolsonaro rejects link to murder of gay councilwoman

(Reuters) – Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro, on Wednesday deplored a TV network’s report, linking him with a former police officer accused of assassinating a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, and threatened to cancel the broadcaster’s licence. TV Globo, Brazil’s largest TV network, reported on Tuesday that just hours before the March 2018 murder, the suspect […]

Brazil: LGBT+ film funding row lands minister in court

Brazil: LGBT+ film funding row lands minister in court

Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against the citizenship minister for suspending government funding for films, which they said was motivated by discrimination against LGBT+ people. Brazil’s film agency ANCINE halted around R$70 million ($17 million) in grants in August that were set to fund about 80 films, four of which were about the gay community. […]