29th September 2014
Brazil: Presidential hopeful says gay people ‘need psychological care’ 18
11:36 AM — A Presidential candidate in Brazil overshadowed a live television debate on Sunday with an extended homophobic rant, saying gay people "need psychological care" and should be kept "well away."
26th September 2014
Brazil: Gay politician assaulted with stone to the head 1
4:01 PM — A 25-year-old gay rights activist and politician in Brazil was assaulted with a stone to the head on Wednesday by an unknown man in a moving car.
21st September 2014
Brazil: Schoolboys wear skirts in protest after trans girl fined for wearing female uniform 21
1:36 PM — A group of boys at a Brazil school have donned skirts, after a transgender girl was fined by teachers for wearing the "incorrect" uniform.
11th September 2014
Brazil: Gay teen found murdered with a broken neck and a mouth full of paper 11
3:43 PM — Police in Brazil are investigating whether the death of an 18-year-old was the result of a homophobic hate crime.
31st August 2014
Brazil: Presidential hopeful drops ‘mistaken’ same-sex marriage pledge 12
12:50 PM — A Presidential hopeful in Brazil has dropped a pledge to defend same-sex marriage, and claims it was included in her manifesto by mistake.
25th July 2014
Artist makes dresses out of condoms to raise awareness of HIV 1
6:00 PM — Bringing a whole new meaning to ‘the sheath dress’, a Brazilian artist has created a collection of clothes made completely from expired or damaged condoms.
12th July 2014
GLAAD: FIFA endangers fans by doing nothing about anti-gay slurs at World Cup 3
11:55 AM — Rights groups have called on footballing body FIFA to apologise for failing to tackle the use of gay slurs at the World Cup.
9th July 2014
Pornhub asks users to stop uploading videos of Brazil ‘getting f**ked by Germany’ 4
2:47 PM — Pornhub has pleaded with users to stop uploading clips of Brazilian men "getting f**ked" by Germans in the World Cup.
1st July 2014
Brazil: World Cup protesters mark Stonewall riots anniversary
4:43 PM — Thousands of protesters marched through Rio De Janeiro on Saturday to mark the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall riots.
26th June 2014
Study: LGBT people in Rio more likely to live in poverty
12:37 PM — A new report shows that LGBT people in Rio de Janeiro are more likely to be poor than their heterosexual peers.
23rd June 2014
FIFA to take no action against Mexico for anti-gay World Cup chants 13
5:16 PM — FIFA says it will take no action against Mexico for anti-gay abuse by the team's fans during a World Cup match, because the chants are "not considered insulting".
4th May 2014
Brazil: Activists march for discrimination laws at Sao Paulo Pride
8:24 PM — Rights activists in Brazil are calling for a law to protect against discrimination, as they gather for one of the world's largest pride parades in Sao Paulo.
19th April 2014
Brazil: Homophobic football shirts on sale before World Cup 4
9:43 PM — Homophobic t-shirts are on sale in Brazil, two months before the start of the World Cup.
12th March 2014
Brazilian footballer: It’s not ok for gay men to live together – but I’m not homophobic 23
4:21 PM — A Brazilian footballer, who says it’s not “ok” for gay people to live together, claims he’s not homophobic.
17th January 2014
Brazil: Gay teenager murdered by skinheads, teeth ripped out by pliers 22
11:49 AM — A gay teenager has been tortured and murdered by a gang of skinheads in Brazil.
13th January 2014
Tom Daley inspires Brazilian diver to come out as gay 14
1:51 PM — Inspired by Tom Daley’s recent decision to talk about his same-sex relationship, a gay championship diver in Brazil has come out in a newspaper interview.
9th December 2013
Rio holds ‘biggest ever’ collective same-sex marriage ceremony 1
6:13 PM — One hundred and thirty same-sex couples have taken part in a mass civil marriage ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.
14th November 2013
Study: 238 trans people were murdered across the world in the past 12 months 10
7:16 PM — Brazil and Mexico lead the list for the most reported killings of trans people in the past year, according to the report published yesterday.
17th October 2013
Brazil: Proposed bill would allow church to discriminate against gay couples 17
9:53 PM — A bill has been proposed in Brazil to protect religious organisations which refuse to perform same-sex marriages.
11th October 2013
Video: Stephen Fry reflects on travelling to some of the world’s most homophobic countries 20
7:42 PM — Ahead of the broadcast of a two-part BBC documentary next week, Stephen Fry sets out his experiences as a gay celebrity as he travels the world exploring the issue of prejudice against LGBT people.