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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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Benjamin Bee (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 13/07/2012 tagged with human rights, laws and leadership , sexual orientation +10
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Exmo. Sr.
Ophir Filgueiras Cavalcante Junior
Diretor Presidente do Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil

O Secretariado da Suprapartidária LGBT vem por meio deste encaminhar a V. Excia a Petição Permanente da Suprapartidária LGBT dirigida a Presidência do Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil.

A presente campanha de abaixo assinado é perpétua e de caráter global, ou até que a decisão do Conselho Federal da OAB seja favorável e encaminhe nossa demanda ao Secretário Geral da Nações Unidas, Ban Ki-moon, porque leva-nos a crer que nem o Executivo e nem o Legislativo brasileiros ouviriam nosso CLAMOR mesmo que partisse da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil.

As mais de 1000 (mil) assinaturas até o presente momento encontram-se no site
http://www.peticaopublica.com.br/PeticaoVer.aspx?pi=OAB2012

e sugerimos que V. Excia tome conhecimento também das reportagens nacionais catalogadas no blog "Quem a Homofobia Matou Hoje?" como subsídio inicial para a vossa decisão.
http://homofobiamata.wordpress.com

Segue o CLAMOR em língua inglesa, objeto da campanha da comunidade LGBT do Brasil abaixo representada.

Petition to OAB in favor of sexual minorities and victims of hate crime

HELP, OAB!


The Brazilian civil society hereby represented by all minorities, warranted or not, by law force, against prejudice and discrimination come to beg OAB (Order of Attorneys of Brazil) for help, pleading with them to put in a good word with the UN and speak out against the negligence by Brazilian Executive and Legislative powers' toward LGBT people.

Our Human Rights have been systematically denied and violated through the growing influence of radical segments based on religious fundamentalism, mainly represented by evangelical Members of Parliament, who politically blackmail the Executive so it will not give course to public policies against homophobia, or to law bills that would criminalize homophobia on the same grounds as racism.

This situation of paralysis and vacuity of legal rights has brought up grave implications such as significant raise of homicides with refinement of cruelty motivated by hatred, taking the life of a homosexual every 20 hours - only in the beginning of 2012.

If nothing shall be done, Brazil will motionlessly witness the increase of homophobic murders from 266 documented crimes in 2011 to an estimated figure – if the current pace remains – of about 350 hate crimes in 2012.

We, the civil society composed of women, Afro-Descendants, foreigners, elders, disabled, LGBT people and other defenders of these minorities' Human Rights, need to have our denunciation and plead reach the United Nations.

We firmly believe that the Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB), as a stronghold of the democratic State, which aims at defending all Brazilian people's citizenship, has enough political and social scope to be taken into account by the most important international organization of Human Rights defense, interceding for these over 20 million oppressed people (LGBT’s 10% of the population) and urge Brazil to accomplish its inalienable commitment to human dignity applied to the totality of Brazilian people.

HELP, OAB!!!

Prof. Dr. Luiz Mott - Anthropologist, Historian, Researcher, Dean of the LGBT Movement of Brazil and founder of Gay Group of Bahia
Prof. Dr.Toni Reis - President of ABGLT (Brazilian Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), Councillor with the National LGBT Council
Prof. M.A. Luiz Roberto Warken - Consultant of Rainbow Institute, State of Santa Catarina, Southern Regional Director of ABRAGAY, Brazilian Association of Gays with the Social Movements Dpt.
Jovanna Baby -President of the National Articulation of Transvestites and Transgenders - ANTRA, Municipal Policy Director for Free Sexual Orientation (2010)
Rita Colaco - M.A. in Social Policy and Ph.D. in Social History UFF, blogger
Joao Silverio Trevisan - Writer, journalist, playwright, translator, filmmaker
Leo Mendes - Journalist and National Coordinator of ArtGay
Julian Rodrigues - National Coordinator of the LGBT Sector of PT (Workers' Party) until April 2012 and the Paulista LGBT Alliance
Yone Lindgren - Vice President of the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender; General Coordinator of D'Ellas Movement
Justo Favaretto - Businessman and director of United Homo and Front LGBTT NGOs- SP
Dimitri Sales - Lawyer, M.A. and D.A. in Constitutional Law from PUC SP, Member of Committee on Human Rights and Sexual Diversity and Combating Homophobia with OAB SP, Former Coordinator for Sexual Diversity Policies in the State of Sao Paulo.
Everton de Lima Oliveira - Activist, founder and responsible for the LGBT Brazil Group
Marcelo Cerqueira - Historian and President of Grupo Gay da Bahia / GGB
Carlos Tufvesson - Stylist and activist of civil and human rigths
Maria Berenice Dias - Lawyer, Retired Chief Judge, Vice President of the Brazilian Institute of Family Rights - IBDFAM, Chair of the Special Commission of Sexual Diversity of Order of Attorneys of Brazil Federal Council, Member of the Council of the Economic and Social Development of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Postgraduate and M.A. in Civil Procedure from PUC-RS
Eduardo Piza Mello - Attorney, Chairman of the Group of Lawyers for Sexual Diversity - GAdvs, Institute Edson Néris. - IEN
Oswaldo Braga, journalist and founder of Minas Gay Movement - MGM
Marco Trajano - President of Minas Gay Movement - MGM
Edith Modesto - Writer, University Professor and Researcher, M.A. and PhD in French Semiotics from USP, Therapist and founder of GPH - Brazilian Association of Mothers and Fathers of Homosexuals
Ivone Pita - Activist founder and co-responsible for the group "Everyone against homophobia, transphobia and lesbophobia"
Sergio Viula - Graduated in Theology from Bethel Theological Seminary in Rio and graduated in Philosophy from UERJ, President of the LGBT Council of the Secular Humanist League of Brazil (LiHS), author, blogger and teacher
Paulo Tavares Mariante - Lawyer and activist with IDENTITY - Group of Struggle for Sexual Diversity
Congressman Jean Wyllys - Professor and Journalist from Rio de Janeiro
Congressman Dr. Rosinha - Physician, founder and director of Municipal Union of Public Employees (Sismuc) and director of the Brazilian Center for Health Studies. Congressman of Paraná.
Marcos Fernandes - National Presidente of Diversidade Tucana - PSDB and Parliamentary Assistant to the Secretary of Finance
NOTE: The above list represents the mainstream of the Brazilian Homossexual Movement, which is therefore the largest and best representation of the BHM (in Portugese, MHB). Moreover, all the signatures have been confirmed, documented and archived, being available for consultation for the sake of transparency in the process.

The secretariat of the nonpartisan LGBT movement
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Benjamin Bee (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 13/07/2012 tagged with human rights, laws and leadership , sexual orientation +10
link

Exmo. Sr.
Ophir Filgueiras Cavalcante Junior
Diretor Presidente do Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil

O Secretariado da Suprapartidária LGBT vem por meio deste encaminhar a V. Excia a Petição Permanente da Suprapartidária LGBT dirigida a Presidência do Conselho Federal da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil.

A presente campanha de abaixo assinado é perpétua e de caráter global, ou até que a decisão do Conselho Federal da OAB seja favorável e encaminhe nossa demanda ao Secretário Geral da Nações Unidas, Ban Ki-moon, porque leva-nos a crer que nem o Executivo e nem o Legislativo brasileiros ouviriam nosso CLAMOR mesmo que partisse da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil.

As mais de 1000 (mil) assinaturas até o presente momento encontram-se no site
http://www.peticaopublica.com.br/PeticaoVer.aspx?pi=OAB2012

e sugerimos que V. Excia tome conhecimento também das reportagens nacionais catalogadas no blog "Quem a Homofobia Matou Hoje?" como subsídio inicial para a vossa decisão.
http://homofobiamata.wordpress.com

Segue o CLAMOR em língua inglesa, objeto da campanha da comunidade LGBT do Brasil abaixo representada.

Petition to OAB in favor of sexual minorities and victims of hate crime

HELP, OAB!


The Brazilian civil society hereby represented by all minorities, warranted or not, by law force, against prejudice and discrimination come to beg OAB (Order of Attorneys of Brazil) for help, pleading with them to put in a good word with the UN and speak out against the negligence by Brazilian Executive and Legislative powers' toward LGBT people.

Our Human Rights have been systematically denied and violated through the growing influence of radical segments based on religious fundamentalism, mainly represented by evangelical Members of Parliament, who politically blackmail the Executive so it will not give course to public policies against homophobia, or to law bills that would criminalize homophobia on the same grounds as racism.

This situation of paralysis and vacuity of legal rights has brought up grave implications such as significant raise of homicides with refinement of cruelty motivated by hatred, taking the life of a homosexual every 20 hours - only in the beginning of 2012.

If nothing shall be done, Brazil will motionlessly witness the increase of homophobic murders from 266 documented crimes in 2011 to an estimated figure – if the current pace remains – of about 350 hate crimes in 2012.

We, the civil society composed of women, Afro-Descendants, foreigners, elders, disabled, LGBT people and other defenders of these minorities' Human Rights, need to have our denunciation and plead reach the United Nations.

We firmly believe that the Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB), as a stronghold of the democratic State, which aims at defending all Brazilian people's citizenship, has enough political and social scope to be taken into account by the most important international organization of Human Rights defense, interceding for these over 20 million oppressed people (LGBT’s 10% of the population) and urge Brazil to accomplish its inalienable commitment to human dignity applied to the totality of Brazilian people.

HELP, OAB!!!

Prof. Dr. Luiz Mott - Anthropologist, Historian, Researcher, Dean of the LGBT Movement of Brazil and founder of Gay Group of Bahia
Prof. Dr.Toni Reis - President of ABGLT (Brazilian Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender), Councillor with the National LGBT Council
Prof. M.A. Luiz Roberto Warken - Consultant of Rainbow Institute, State of Santa Catarina, Southern Regional Director of ABRAGAY, Brazilian Association of Gays with the Social Movements Dpt.
Jovanna Baby -President of the National Articulation of Transvestites and Transgenders - ANTRA, Municipal Policy Director for Free Sexual Orientation (2010)
Rita Colaco - M.A. in Social Policy and Ph.D. in Social History UFF, blogger
Joao Silverio Trevisan - Writer, journalist, playwright, translator, filmmaker
Leo Mendes - Journalist and National Coordinator of ArtGay
Julian Rodrigues - National Coordinator of the LGBT Sector of PT (Workers' Party) until April 2012 and the Paulista LGBT Alliance
Yone Lindgren - Vice President of the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender; General Coordinator of D'Ellas Movement
Justo Favaretto - Businessman and director of United Homo and Front LGBTT NGOs- SP
Dimitri Sales - Lawyer, M.A. and D.A. in Constitutional Law from PUC SP, Member of Committee on Human Rights and Sexual Diversity and Combating Homophobia with OAB SP, Former Coordinator for Sexual Diversity Policies in the State of Sao Paulo.
Everton de Lima Oliveira - Activist, founder and responsible for the LGBT Brazil Group
Marcelo Cerqueira - Historian and President of Grupo Gay da Bahia / GGB
Carlos Tufvesson - Stylist and activist of civil and human rigths
Maria Berenice Dias - Lawyer, Retired Chief Judge, Vice President of the Brazilian Institute of Family Rights - IBDFAM, Chair of the Special Commission of Sexual Diversity of Order of Attorneys of Brazil Federal Council, Member of the Council of the Economic and Social Development of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Postgraduate and M.A. in Civil Procedure from PUC-RS
Eduardo Piza Mello - Attorney, Chairman of the Group of Lawyers for Sexual Diversity - GAdvs, Institute Edson Néris. - IEN
Oswaldo Braga, journalist and founder of Minas Gay Movement - MGM
Marco Trajano - President of Minas Gay Movement - MGM
Edith Modesto - Writer, University Professor and Researcher, M.A. and PhD in French Semiotics from USP, Therapist and founder of GPH - Brazilian Association of Mothers and Fathers of Homosexuals
Ivone Pita - Activist founder and co-responsible for the group "Everyone against homophobia, transphobia and lesbophobia"
Sergio Viula - Graduated in Theology from Bethel Theological Seminary in Rio and graduated in Philosophy from UERJ, President of the LGBT Council of the Secular Humanist League of Brazil (LiHS), author, blogger and teacher
Paulo Tavares Mariante - Lawyer and activist with IDENTITY - Group of Struggle for Sexual Diversity
Congressman Jean Wyllys - Professor and Journalist from Rio de Janeiro
Congressman Dr. Rosinha - Physician, founder and director of Municipal Union of Public Employees (Sismuc) and director of the Brazilian Center for Health Studies. Congressman of Paraná.
Marcos Fernandes - National Presidente of Diversidade Tucana - PSDB and Parliamentary Assistant to the Secretary of Finance
NOTE: The above list represents the mainstream of the Brazilian Homossexual Movement, which is therefore the largest and best representation of the BHM (in Portugese, MHB). Moreover, all the signatures have been confirmed, documented and archived, being available for consultation for the sake of transparency in the process.

The secretariat of the nonpartisan LGBT movement
add response to story
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