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Bruno Borges de Oliveira

Brazil police arrest ‘skateboard Nazis’ in brutal murder of gay teen

Monday, February 3, 2014
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Brazilian police on Sunday arrested a gang of neo-Nazi skateboarders for the brutal murder of an 18 year-old gay teen last weekend in São Paulo. [ Read more → ]
Massao Uehara, via  FacebookMembers Brazil’s LGBT community held a vigil on Friday to honor the victims of anti-LGBT violence, and call for new hate crimes legislation.

Brazil’s LGBT community holds vigil for murdered gay teen, hate crimes victims

Saturday, January 18, 2014
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Members of Brazil's LGBT community held vigil Friday in honor of a gay Brazilian teen who was tortured and brutally murdered, one of at least five reported murders targeting LGBT people in Brazil over the past week. [ Read more → ]
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Brazil, where 44% of world’s anti-LGBT violence occurs, kills discrimination bill

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
BRASILIA -- Brazil’s lawmakers on Wednesday killed a draft bill that would have prohibited discrimination or inciting violence on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]
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Brazil lawmaker to defy government order, will call for vote on LGBT discrimination bill

Monday, December 16, 2013
BRASILIA, Brazil — A Brazilian lawmaker plans to defy her government orders and call for a vote on a bill that would prohibit discrimination or inciting violence on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]
Felipe Dana, APA man dances, left, as people carry a rainbow flag during the annual Gay Pride Parade at Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.

Gay pride revelers in Brazil pack Copacabana Beach

Sunday, October 13, 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana beach has been packed with tens of thousands of revelers taking part in the city's annual gay pride event. [ Read more → ]
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Judge orders Brazil’s Army to recognize same-sex civil union

Friday, August 9, 2013
SAO PAULO -- A court in the northeastern state of Pernambuco has ordered Brazil's Army for the first time to recognize a same-sex civil union between a sergeant and his companion. [ Read more → ]
Felipe Dana, APPope Francis waves from his popemobile as he makes his way into central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday.

LGBT Brazilians greet Pope with ‘kiss-in’ to protest stance on gay marriage

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO -- LGBT Brazilians on Monday greeted Pope Francis with a "beijaco," or kiss-in, upon the pontiff's arrival in Rio de Janeiro as protest of the Catholic Church's stance on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Marco Feliciano

Brazil lawmakers OK bill to allow treatment of homosexuality as a disorder

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
BRASILIA, Brazil -- A Brazilian congressional human rights committee on Thursday approved legislation that would allow psychologists to treat homosexuality as a disorder or pathology. [ Read more → ]
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Ruling: Brazilian states must register same-sex civil unions as marriages

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's National Council of Justice on Tuesday said that notary publics throughout the country must register same-sex civil unions as marriages if the couple requests it. [ Read more → ]
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Brazil to allow in-vitro fertilization for same-sex couples

Friday, May 10, 2013
BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil is guaranteeing homosexual couples' right to access assisted fertilization. [ Read more → ]
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Three more Brazilian states rule in favor of allowing same-sex marriage

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Justices in the Brazilian states of Rondônia, Paraíba and Santa Catarina have ruled to authorize marriage equality for same-sex couples, bringing the total to 14 of the country's 27 states to legalize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Brazil: Judge rules same-sex couples in Rio de Janeiro state can marry

Friday, April 19, 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO -- A judge in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro on Friday published a legal ruling authorizing marriage equality for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
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Brazil: Court ruling effectively legalizes same-sex marriage in Sao Paulo

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A judge in the Brazilian state of São Paulo has ruled that gay and lesbian couples in civil unions will no longer have to apply to the courts to have their relationships "upgraded" to marriage, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in the country's most populous state. [ Read more → ]
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Same-sex marriage was a leading international concern throughout 2011

Wednesday, December 28, 2011
In terms of the news -- international reporting -- this was the year of same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage (or 'marriage equality' or 'gay marriage') was a leading international concern -- whether in the West or raised as a chimeric threat, particularly in Africa. [ Read more → ]
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Countdown to next Prop 8 ruling, stepping up the assault on DOMA

Monday, October 31, 2011
We're counting down to the next ruling in the Prop 8 case. A Republican-backed bill in New Hampshire would replace marriage with civil unions for everyone -- including siblings. Get ready for a showdown on the Defense of Marriage Act, and things are heating up in Ohio. [ Read more → ]
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Sao Paulo lawmaker calls for ‘straight pride’ to counter ‘privileged’ gay celebration

Thursday, August 4, 2011
The city council of Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday passed a measure approving a Heterosexual Pride Day to be celebrated on the third Sunday of each December. [ Read more → ]
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Should we push for marriage equality or compromise on civil unions?

Monday, May 9, 2011
Disagreement over marriage versus civil unions could drive Rhode Island's LGBT activists against each other. An unknown source is funneling millions of dollars to anti-gay groups in fifteen states. And, we'll talk about Target's role in Minnesota's double-ban on marriage, and share some good news from Brazil, Scotland, and Taiwan. [ Read more → ]
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Landmark ruling: Brazil’s high court votes to recognize same-sex unions

Friday, May 6, 2011
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court on Thursday voted to recognize same-sex unions in a landmark case for gay rights in a country with the world's largest population of Roman Catholics. [ Read more → ]
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