A queer museum project has been cancelled and a ban on conversion therapy overturned. What next for LGBT rights in Brazil?by Julia Blunck / September 26, 2017 / Leave a comment
When it comes to LGBT rights, Brazil is as ambivalent as it is on everything else. The country has openly gay artists; it’s home to one of the largest Gay Pride parades in the world; gay marriage is legally recognized. There is even a fairly bankable gay tourism, though it did take a hit as grim stories about open warfare in the streets have gone back on the news.
But step beyond the high-profile events and the killing LGBT people is as Brazilian as clichés of football and beach sambas. Hate crimes are a homegrown, well-honed Brazilian tradition. You don’t need to look far to find eviden…