Beautiful photos from Brazil’s mass same-sex wedding ceremony

 | 
12/17/2018

Dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot Saturday at a mass gay wedding ceremony in São Paulo, Brazil. Many LGBTI people in the South American country are fearful for their rights following the election of Jair Bolsonaro, to the position of President. The far-right leader of the Social Liberal Party, Bolsonaro takes office 1 January 2019. Bolsonaro has made numerous homophobic statements, including, ‘Yes, I’m homophobic – and very proud of it’. He also once suggested that if parents see their son ‘acting a little bit gay’ they should beat him ‘to make him normal’. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Brazil since 2013. However, some gay and bisexual people worry that once in office, Bolsonaro may roll back some of their rights.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 05/29/2024
05/28/2024
As campaigning for the UK general election hots up, concerns are being raised by the trans community on several key issues, including conversion therapy, …
Added on: 05/29/2024
05/28/2024
A new report details a wave of attacks on gay men in France carried out by young perpetrators using hook-up apps to lure their …
Added on: 05/29/2024
05/28/2024
As the LGBTQ+ community continues to face discriminatory legislation across the country, there are also a number of active court cases making their way …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 05/23/2024
When far-right “outsider” Javier Milei was elected Argentina’s president in November, hard-right Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni was the first European leader to congratulate …
Added on: 05/23/2024
São Paulo, Brazil – In 2023, 230 LGBTI+ individuals were violently killed in Brazil, according to data released this month by the Observatory of LGBTI+ …
Added on: 05/19/2024
Sexual diversity activists protested in Peru’s capital in front of the health ministry Friday to demand that the government repeal a decree that characterizes …