3rd July 2013
Brazil: Gay ‘cure’ bill withdrawn before vote in Parliament 8
4:24 PM — A politician in Brazil who proposed legislation that would allow psychiatrists to treat homosexuality as a disease has withdrawn the bill.
19th June 2013
Brazil: Lawmakers approve bill which would remove ban on ‘gay cure’ therapy 29
1:49 AM — A congressional committee in Brazil has approved legislation which would allow the "treatment" of homosexuality as a disorder.
3rd June 2013
Brazil: Sao Paulo Pride draws over one million people 5
6:43 PM — Over one million people attended Sao Paulo Pride on Sunday. The annual event is the world's largest Pride event in Brazil's largest city.
14th May 2013
Brazil: Judges rule in favour of nationwide same-sex marriage 39
8:36 PM — The Brazilian National Council of Justice has cleared the way for same-sex marriage across the country by ruling that gay couples can not be denied the right to marry.
30th April 2013
Brazil: Catholic priest excommunicated after resigning over church opposition to homosexuality 23
12:43 PM — A Catholic priest in Brazil has been excommunicated after he publicly resigned in protest against the church's opposition to gay rights.
19th April 2013
Brazil: Court rules that gay couples can marry in Rio de Janeiro state 17
8:38 PM — A court in Rio de Janeiro means that the state is the 11th in Brazil to recognise same-sex marriages, although there are conflicting reports about the way that the judgement will be applied.
3rd April 2013
Brazil: Anti-gay evangelical politician who believes ‘AIDS is a gay cancer’ appointed to run human rights commission 28
12:43 PM — A row has erupted in Brazil after the House of Representatives elected an evangelical politician with homophobic views to run the country's Human Rights and Minority Commission.
Joey Barton makes transphobic ‘ladyboy’ Twitter slur at Brazilian footballer 18
12:11 PM — English footballer Joey Barton, currently playing for Olympique de Marseilles, lashed out with transphobic comments about Brazilian player Thiago Silva on Twitter today.
5th March 2013
Survey: 338 LGBT Brazilians murdered in 2012 a rise of 26% 8
7:21 PM — Latest research out of Brazil shows once again the country continues to have the highest murder rate for LGBT people in the world - and recorded murders in Brazil's trans community are particularly high with more than 125 taking place last year.
16th January 2013
Reports: Brazilian transwoman shot dead 54
3:28 PM — It's being reported that a transwoman has been shot dead in Brazil.
21st December 2012
Brazil: Court ruling means all gay couples can legally marry in the state of São Paulo 9
12:46 PM — Earlier this week, a judge in the Brazilian state of São Paulo has ruled that gay couples in civil unions will no longer have to apply to the courts to have their relationships 'upgraded' to marriages.
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.