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President jair bolsonaro

Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro has said he will remove all content from school textbooks referring to homosexuality, feminism, and violence against women. The newly elected president foreshadowed the move in a pledge on the eve of his inauguration last month, tweeting, “One of the goals to get Brazil out of the worst positions in international …

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Brazil LGBT

Student Willian Donaldon comes from Brazil, a world leader on legislated LGBTIQ rights. The South American country decriminalised sodomy in 1830. Same-sex marriage became legal in 2013 and the Brazilian LGBTIQ community enjoy rights and protections unavailable in many countries. However, at least one LGBTIQ person is murdered in Brazil every two days, and the …

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President jair bolsonaro

Anxious same-sex couples in Brazil are rushing to get married before the inauguration of right-wing president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who has described himself as a “proud homophobe”. Bolsonaro has a long history of homophobic and misogynistic comments, including equating homosexuality to pedophilia and proclaiming he would rather his son die than be gay. As a result, …

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President jair bolsonaro

Human rights advocates have vowed to defend Brazil’s LGBTIQ community after the election of far-right congressman and “proud homophobe” Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro won a 55% majority of the vote on Sunday, against opponent Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers Party, CNN reported. Bolsonaro has a long history of homophobic and misogynistic comments, including that he …

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blood donation inequality

A new campaign is calling for the 12 month ban on gay men donating blood in Australia. New York healthcare agency FCB Health has partnered with the Gay Mens Health Crisis (GMHC) organisation to launch the striking campaign pushing for less discriminatory regulations for gay men in several countries around blood donation. The campaign, which …

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AIDS Candlelight Memorials

Violent deaths of LGBTI people in Brazil are at an all-time high, according to an LGBTI watchdog in the country. According to a report by LGBTI group Grupo Gay de Bahia, there were 387 murders and 58 suicides of LGBTI people in 2017. The figure is a 30 percent increase on the reported 327 deaths …

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human rights peter Tatchell Foundation

A landmark court ruling has directed 16 Latin American countries to enact marriage equality. The ruling was handed down by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, based in San Jose in Costa Rica, to which 20 countries that have signed the American Convention on Human Rights are bound. The judges were responding to a petition …

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