14th December 2012
Brazilian student strangled to death with seatbelt in homophobic murder 10
2:25 PM — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old student in Brazil, with one of the suspects declaring: “He wanted to kiss me and I wanted to kill him.”
19th November 2012
Over a million party in Rio for gay pride 4
12:15 PM — More than a million people took part in Rio’s annual gay pride celebrations over the weekend.
8th October 2012
Italy: Police break trans prostitution ring 10
4:21 PM — Italian police say they have broken a prostitution ring which brought transgender people from Latin America into the country.
30th August 2012
Brazil: Gay father granted full “maternity” leave 7
11:22 PM — A government agency in Brazil has granted the full allotment of "maternity" leave to a gay man in a civil partnership, who has adopted a child.
4th July 2012
South Africa and Brazil demand UN action on gay rights 17
9:18 AM — United Nations ambassadors for South Africa and Brazil have demanded more action and discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity as part as universal human rights standards, and to combat hate crimes.
21st June 2012
Brazil: Bar warned for discriminating against lesbian couple 1
7:01 PM — A bar in the city of Teresina, Brazil was issued with an administrative warning for having discriminated against a lesbian couple.
18th June 2012
Rio: Gay and Jewish protesters oppose visit by Iranian president 11
3:21 PM — Gay and Jewish protesters joined together to march in Rio de Janeiro this weekend to protest a visit by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
11th June 2012
Millions attend Sao Paolo’s gay pride parade 19
2:22 PM — Organisers estimated more than three million people were to join Sao Paolo's pride parade yesterday in the world’s biggest celebration of gay culture.
25th May 2012
Fully-recognised civil unions in Brazil are one step closer 17
10:59 AM — Brazil is one step closer to allowing same-sex civil unions in law, after a 16-year-old bill was finally passed yesterday.
25th January 2012
Sao Paulo Metro launches campaign to combat homophobia 4
10:55 PM — The Brazilian State of São Paulo in partnership with the São Paulo City Metro (Underground) launched yesterday a campaign to combat homophobia entitled: “See beyond prejudice. Respect differences.”
5th August 2011
Sao Paulo city council backs ‘heterosexual pride’ 53
2:47 PM — The city council of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has passed a measure calling for an annual Heterosexual Pride Day to be celebrated each December. City alderman Carlos Apolinario, who authored the legislation, said the idea is "not anti-gay but a protest against the privileges the gay community enjoys".