General News

Trans woman dies in hospital fire after being left by staff

Rachel Badham February 27, 2021

Lorena Muniz, a 25-year-old trans woman living in Brazil, died in a fire at the Saúde Aqui clinic after being left on the operating table by hospital staff who fled the scene.

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General News

Brazil proposes trans employment quota

Rachel Badham February 1, 2021

Brazil is the latest South American country to propose a trans employment quota in its job force, meaning 3% of jobs in major companies would be set aside for the country’s transgender community. 

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In The South

TRAVEL: Sao Paulo Pride campaigns for a secular state in Brazil

Mike Nelson August 26, 2017

Despite all the progress towards equality over the last few decades – we still face daily discrimination and prejudice – to combat this we have the tradition of Pride a mixture of protest, awareness and celebration. I had the opportunity to see the 21st Sao Paulo Pride quite unexpectedly on Sunday, July 18, while I was visiting my partner in Sao Paulo. The Pride parade is recognised as being the largest in the world.

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Gay Pride returns to Brazil’s Olympic city

Besi Besemar November 29, 2016

The Olympics may be over but the celebrations continue as Rio de Janeiro prepares to host its 21st LGBT+ Pride Parade. Rio de Janeiro is considered a top destination for LGBT travellers, voted in recent years as the most attractive gay destination in the world by

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