Brazil’s top court set to rule on outlawing homophobia


Homophobia and transphobia could become crimes in Brazil if its highest court rules in favor of reform on Thursday, amid fears that its right-wing president could roll back other LGBT+ gains. Four out of the 11 judges on the Supreme Federal Tribunal already ruled in February that anti-LGBT+ acts should be criminalized but the remaining votes were postponed because proceedings lasted longer than expected. The two cases, brought by Brazilian rights group ABGLT and the Popular Socialist Party, ask the court to acknowledge that Congress’s failure to criminalize violence against gay people is “unconstitutional” and to set a deadline for legal reform. “It would mean that LGBT (people) would actually have real protection,” said David Miranda, one of the country’s only openly gay congressmen. “We need a major law to protect and give rights to the LGBT community.”

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 12/10/2023
Following the violence and racism witnessed in Dublin City on the night of November 23, activist and artist Pradeep Mahadeshwar was prompted to pen …
Added on: 12/10/2023
Thabsie Mabezane, a transgender woman and LGBT+ activist in South Africa, was aware of personal safety when she met a man on the dating …
Added on: 12/10/2023
An education company which offers LGBTQ+ and equality resources to children, parents and teachers in schools is under fire for allegedly teaching “transgender education” …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 12/03/2023
The election of right-wing libertarian Javier Milei as Argentina’s president has put LGBTQ+ campaigners on alert in the country, long one of the most …
Added on: 11/23/2023
On November 10-12, True Friendships Ministry (Portuguese: Ministério Amizades Verdadeiras) held its fifth national meeting, “Sexuality and the Church in the 21st Century,” at the …
Added on: 11/06/2023
For a third of his life — from the age of 14 to 27 — Héder Bello, now 37, lived in purgatory. He was engaged …