Tag Archives: Brazil

BRAZIL: Judge OK’s First Gay Marriage

In what may be a precedent-setting decision, a Brazilian judge has ruled that a gay couple can convert their civil union into a fully legal same-sex marriage. A Brazilian state judge on Monday approved what the court said is the nation’s first gay marriage. Sao Paulo state Judge Fernando Henrique Pinto ruled two men could convert their civil union into …

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Catholic News Round-Up

The anti-gay hate group Renew America is one of the sponsors of this daily “Catholic News Round-Up” channel on YouTube, which today warns that evil Brazilian gays, unsatisfied with their recent win on civil unions, are now targeting defenseless little children with an anti-homophobia campaign.

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

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Brazil Approves Civil Unions

The Associated Press reports: Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday night that civil unions between same-sex couples must be allowed in this nation with more Roman Catholics than any other. In a 10-0 vote, with one abstention, the justices said gay couples deserve the same legal rights as heterosexual pairs when it comes to alimony, retirement benefits of a partner who …

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BREAKING: Brazil Poised To Approve Gay Marriage And/Or Civil Unions

There’s no English-language news report to link to yet, but it appears that Brazil’s Supreme Court is about to rule in favor of same-sex marriage or civil unions. Or both! JMG reader Andrew is watching the proceedings live on Brazilian television and reports: “It seems like there will be some interpretation about whether same sex civil unions and/or same sex …

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Photo Of The Day – Pink Thundersticks

Thousands of Brazilian volleyball fans showed up with pink “thundersticks” emblazoned with the name of an openly gay player after he’d been taunted with chants of “Faggot, faggot!” by fans of an opposing team. Visit Matt Algren’s Asterisk for video and more amazing photos.

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BRAZIL: The Deadliest Place In The World To Be Transgender

Reeling from the murders of numerous transgender people, Brazilian activists have launched a petition campaign to the nation’s president. President Dilma Rousseff, You have said that human rights are at the “center of your politics.” In the face of a dramatic rise in attacks and murders of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Brazilians, we need your immediate support for …

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If Your Son Is Gay, Get Drunk

The makers of Brazil’s Magnifca Cachaça suggest drinking lots of their product should you come across your son and his friend watching Brokeback Mountain. Slogan: “If you gotta be strong, we gotta be strong.” Copyranter observes: “Creative note: Diagram ads? Rarely a good idea. Don’t make me work to get your oh so important message.”

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BRAZIL: Call 911 For Homophobia

Today NOM’s Brian Brown has repeatedly tweeted the link to a story critical of a new PR campaign in Brazil which tells citizens to call the country’s version of 911 to report homophobia-related crimes. From the Christianist outlet, LifeSite News: Beginning in late February, the Brazilian government has begun to take complaints of “homophobia” on its Dial 100 emergency line, …

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Brazil Goes Where America Has Only Dreamed: Clown Elected To Congress

A Brazilian clown has been elected to the national Congress with twice as many votes as any other candidate. Tiririca, or Francisco Oliveira Silva to give him his real name, was elected as a federal deputy for Sao Paulo with more than 1.3 million votes. Tiririca, or “Grumpy”, had slogans such as: “It can’t get any worse.” Tiririca won 1,353,355 …

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BRAZIL: Bleachers Collapse At Car Race

Horrifying. Hundreds hurt, 22 critically.

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Bareback In Brazil

The SFist is questioning the appropriateness of the above ad which is now appearing in San Francisco. LAN Airlines, a “gay-friendly” airline that served as the official international airline for San Francisco Pride 2010, has a new ad campaign popping up at Muni stops all over San Francisco. Hmm. Do you think LAN — who, we repeat, markets to San …

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BRAZIL: Male Tango Couple A Hit On National Talent Show

Boy Culture tips us to these hawt tango dancers from Brazil’s What Is Your Talent? Nice moment at 2:45.

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HomoQuotable – Glenn Greenwald

“Argentinian politicians acted in the face of ‘polls showing that nearly 70 percent of Argentines support giving gay people the same marital rights as heterosexuals.’ That’s what is most striking here: this is not happening in some small Northern European country renown for its ahead-of-the-curve social progressivism (though gay marriage or civil unions are now the norm in Western Europe). …

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Catholic Sex Scandals Spread To Brazil

The global avalanche of Catholic sex and molestation scandals has reached below the equator and onto Brazilian national television. Brazilian authorities are investigating three priests accused of sexually abusing altar boys after a video allegedly showing one case of abuse was broadcast on television, police and church officials said Tuesday. The case came to light after the SBT network aired …

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Sao Paulo – The Ad-Free City

Three years ago Sao Paulo, Brazil, the world’s 4th largest city, banned all outdoor advertising. Billboards, bus shelters, everything. Businesses were also forced to dramatically reduce the size of their logo signage. And despite court challenges from marketing behemoths like Clear Channel, the ban has stuck, much to the satisfaction of most residents. Can you imagine something like this in …

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Snatched Bald-Headed

The winner of Miss Gay Brazil 2009 had her moment of glory ruined yesterday when one of the losing queens snatched her bald-headed on national television. (Via – DListed)

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Massive Blackout Rocks Brazil

An estimated 50 million people in the southern half of Brazil are without electricity tonight as the massive blackout has triggered crime alerts in several states. The country’s largest cities, including Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro among others, were left with no illumination or traffic lights due to the outage late Tuesday, which the energy ministry said was caused …

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Brazilian LGBT Group Granted UN Status

Over the objections of 19 countries, the United Nations has granted official status to a Brazilian gay group. The Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgenders will now be able to take part in meetings on a broad range of topics, including health and human rights. Last year similar organizations from Spain and Sweden were granted official status.

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Bomb At Sau Paulo Pride, 21 Hurt

A bomb was tossed from a rooftop into the crowd at Sao Paulo Pride on Sunday, but luckily only 21 people suffered minor injuries. At least 21 people were injured when a homemade bomb exploded at a spot where participants gathered after the gay pride parade in Brazil’s largest city, authorities said Monday. The explosive device was thrown around 9:00 …

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