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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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Has your LGBTI family been affected by your sexual orientation in BRAZIL?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes, my partner and I have been discriminated against

No (10%) Yes, my partner and I have been discriminated against (70%) Yes, my children have been discriminated against (10%) Yes, we have all been discriminated against (10%)

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Davi, Brazil (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 27/03/2010 +5
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I come here to ask you all to help preventing Marcelo Dourado, a gay-hater, neo nazi hooligan from winning Big Brother Brazil 10. He is one step away from the final (there are 5 people left in the house, out of which 2 will be evicted before the final).

He has caused much controversy throughout the show such as saying heterosexuals don't contract HIV, by asking other participants to not talk about homosexuality in front of him, by shouting he would have broken the fingers and beaten her up and sent her to hospital if it weren't for the cameras when he argued with a girl in the house, among other deplorable things.

He has a swastica tattoo and is a typical thug, but has managed to remain in the show despite being nominated by the house because, sadly, he has a considerable following. But the reason of his strength lies in his Dourado Mafia, a group of 700,000 followers who vote for his opponents to leave 24 hours a day when voting is open. As a result, all the 4 times he was nominated by the house the voting record was broken and his opponent ended up leaving the house (one of them reached 93 million votes).

Now he has been nominated again along with his biggest rival in the house: Dicesar, a homosexual, who is also a drag queen. This is an early final, since they are the 2 favourites to win the show and at the same time fierce enemies. Both have large following, but according to all polls Dourado is by far the favourite.

That's why I come here to ask you all for help, it would be a disgrace if someone like that won Big Brother, not only for Brazil but for mankind. Brazil has the highest rate of gay murder in the world (yes, Brazil is the country of contrasts: it has the largest gay parade in the world, it has recognised many gay rights, but some regions are still very backwards), and if Dourado wins it it will be a major setback. This has achieved great proportions in Brazil to the point where many see it as a plebiscite which if he wins it, it will mean homophobia prevailed. I have been voting all night and masses of people are voting against him, but at the same time his supporters are many and they are truly fanatical.

As a gay sympathiser and believer that a hater like him shouldn't win the prize, I beg you for help. This was supposed to be the most sexually liberal Big Brother Brazil edition ever, with 1 lesbian, several gays and a bisexual man and lots of sympathisers, but Dourado has managed to steal the spotlight and become the central figure.

Please follow the link:

http://bbb.globo.com/BBB10/Home/0,,17400,00.html,

then click on the sentence just below the photos, and then vote on DOURADO (you have to click on him then go and click on VOTAR, after typing in the anti-spam words) the nazi on the right. The vote is to choose the person you want OUT, not IN. You can vote as many times as you want or can. Voting has just opened now and will go on until today Saturday evening, when one of them will be evicted. Please vote many, many times, his supporters are voting 1000, 2000, 3000 times each.

Without your help this guy will surely win this voting again and then go on to win the final.

Thank you!
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Davi, Brazil (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 27/03/2010 +5
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I come here to ask you all to help preventing Marcelo Dourado, a gay-hater, neo nazi hooligan from winning Big Brother Brazil 10. He is one step away from the final (there are 5 people left in the house, out of which 2 will be evicted before the final).

He has caused much controversy throughout the show such as saying heterosexuals don't contract HIV, by asking other participants to not talk about homosexuality in front of him, by shouting he would have broken the fingers and beaten her up and sent her to hospital if it weren't for the cameras when he argued with a girl in the house, among other deplorable things.

He has a swastica tattoo and is a typical thug, but has managed to remain in the show despite being nominated by the house because, sadly, he has a considerable following. But the reason of his strength lies in his Dourado Mafia, a group of 700,000 followers who vote for his opponents to leave 24 hours a day when voting is open. As a result, all the 4 times he was nominated by the house the voting record was broken and his opponent ended up leaving the house (one of them reached 93 million votes).

Now he has been nominated again along with his biggest rival in the house: Dicesar, a homosexual, who is also a drag queen. This is an early final, since they are the 2 favourites to win the show and at the same time fierce enemies. Both have large following, but according to all polls Dourado is by far the favourite.

That's why I come here to ask you all for help, it would be a disgrace if someone like that won Big Brother, not only for Brazil but for mankind. Brazil has the highest rate of gay murder in the world (yes, Brazil is the country of contrasts: it has the largest gay parade in the world, it has recognised many gay rights, but some regions are still very backwards), and if Dourado wins it it will be a major setback. This has achieved great proportions in Brazil to the point where many see it as a plebiscite which if he wins it, it will mean homophobia prevailed. I have been voting all night and masses of people are voting against him, but at the same time his supporters are many and they are truly fanatical.

As a gay sympathiser and believer that a hater like him shouldn't win the prize, I beg you for help. This was supposed to be the most sexually liberal Big Brother Brazil edition ever, with 1 lesbian, several gays and a bisexual man and lots of sympathisers, but Dourado has managed to steal the spotlight and become the central figure.

Please follow the link:

http://bbb.globo.com/BBB10/Home/0,,17400,00.html,

then click on the sentence just below the photos, and then vote on DOURADO (you have to click on him then go and click on VOTAR, after typing in the anti-spam words) the nazi on the right. The vote is to choose the person you want OUT, not IN. You can vote as many times as you want or can. Voting has just opened now and will go on until today Saturday evening, when one of them will be evicted. Please vote many, many times, his supporters are voting 1000, 2000, 3000 times each.

Without your help this guy will surely win this voting again and then go on to win the final.

Thank you!
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