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BRAZIL

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Equal/almost equal substitute nationally recognized

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Are lesbian, gay, and trans student groups allowed in BRAZIL?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes

No (6%) Yes (50%) Yes, but students don’t have them (26%) No idea (16%)

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coloridobbb (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay lesbian readers on 23/02/2010 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention +0
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There are three openly gay contestants in the Big Brother Brazil house this season: a 20-year-old boy, a drag queen, and a lesbian. I did not necessarily expect any of them to be the favorites to win the R$ 1.5 million prize, but what I also did not expect is the fact that the only homophobe in the house is current favorite to win the big prize, perhaps a sign that the majority of viewers across the country are not ready for all the gay exposure on the show.

Over the course of the last 50 days, Marcelo Dourado, a castaway from season 3 of Big Brother Brazil who was brought back to the show this season, has made sure to let Brazilian viewers know that he is not only homophobic, but also ignorant, and misogynistic. Earlier in the season he caught the media attention by saying that heterosexual men could not contract the HIV virus even by having sex with HIV positive women because AIDS only affected gay men. According to him, the HIV virus is spread exclusively through homosexual sex. After that statement, which was obviously addressed by Globo network, Dourado refused to have conversations which involved any gay topics saying that it disgusted him. He also said that being called gay is as offensive as being called a thief or a nazi, which I find insulting and repulsive.


Tomorrow Dourado is up for elimination against two homosexual contestants, and even though I know he is the current favorite I hope the gay community in Brazil will make a strong campaign to get him sent home. It is not that I want the gay contestants to stay, but I do want Dourado out of the show. Asap. Even if you are not Brazilian, I ask you to take the time and vote for him to be eliminated. It would be great to see the gay community get together in the next two days to prove that we stand against everything that Dourado has been saying, and the homophobic agenda he's been promoting daily on national television.

www.globo.com/bbb

After the jump, a video with some of Dourado's most homophobic moments so far on the show.
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coloridobbb (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay lesbian readers on 23/02/2010 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention +0
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There are three openly gay contestants in the Big Brother Brazil house this season: a 20-year-old boy, a drag queen, and a lesbian. I did not necessarily expect any of them to be the favorites to win the R$ 1.5 million prize, but what I also did not expect is the fact that the only homophobe in the house is current favorite to win the big prize, perhaps a sign that the majority of viewers across the country are not ready for all the gay exposure on the show.

Over the course of the last 50 days, Marcelo Dourado, a castaway from season 3 of Big Brother Brazil who was brought back to the show this season, has made sure to let Brazilian viewers know that he is not only homophobic, but also ignorant, and misogynistic. Earlier in the season he caught the media attention by saying that heterosexual men could not contract the HIV virus even by having sex with HIV positive women because AIDS only affected gay men. According to him, the HIV virus is spread exclusively through homosexual sex. After that statement, which was obviously addressed by Globo network, Dourado refused to have conversations which involved any gay topics saying that it disgusted him. He also said that being called gay is as offensive as being called a thief or a nazi, which I find insulting and repulsive.


Tomorrow Dourado is up for elimination against two homosexual contestants, and even though I know he is the current favorite I hope the gay community in Brazil will make a strong campaign to get him sent home. It is not that I want the gay contestants to stay, but I do want Dourado out of the show. Asap. Even if you are not Brazilian, I ask you to take the time and vote for him to be eliminated. It would be great to see the gay community get together in the next two days to prove that we stand against everything that Dourado has been saying, and the homophobic agenda he's been promoting daily on national television.

www.globo.com/bbb

After the jump, a video with some of Dourado's most homophobic moments so far on the show.
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