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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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Traveled to BRAZIL? Did you feel comfortable being out while you were there?

The majority of people visiting this site have said It was not an issue

I was very comfortable (0 %) It was not an issue (64%) I hid my sexual orientation while I was there (28%) I was discriminated against because of my sexual orientation (7%)

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Henrique Veloso (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay readers on 28/02/2011
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Letter to my fellow Friends,

We already are expressive numbers in a modern society, however still we live in the dark, separate by taboos and customs that permanently exclude us from the social conviviality. We do not ask for differentiated treatment, only the same treatment that is given to all human. It would ask too much? We can full avenues of happiness and love, really true, free feelings of interest; We don’t choose to be, we are born! You can’t decide, can uncover it. The choice most difficult of our lives is to assume this love, or to live a lie, to construct a life based on secrets. But at the end, will be valid live a lie? To know that in the end everything could have been different? However one more time, we taken by this love, protect our loved beings of the suffering, and prefer to be a martyr and to corrode on the inside to the few. This suffering would not have to be present more, where is the dreamed freedom for all? She is not here. As it is possible that in the same place where we nail to the love and the joy, they nail to the death and the pain, this is the part that I come to remember all our fellow friends that had not only died in the Paulista avenue, but in all the parts of this world. Why they had died? Cause they were not equal to the normal standard. We can until evolved from the animal, but we abandoned the wild part of you soul?
I’m nineteen years old, I’m so tired to hide behind a mask, and I imagine the pain of my population. Dear friends I come by this letter to ask for you, independent if you are a men or women, I come to ask for helps to the human part of your soul. We don’t go to leave that more people die; We can’t leave that more people suffer what we suffer every day. I need to believe that we could be free, and I come to invite you to be part of this dream, to share with me this hope. I am not asking too much, I only want a normal life, a long and calm marriage, a friendly neighborhood and a happy family. It is time to initiate a revolution! The world was adapted to be recognized. We go to make of our stops a movement beyond the love and of the joy, but a politician movement, who has as objective includes as legal member of the society, I am not speaking of only laws, I am speaking of RESPECT! We have this right; I have pride to be a gay. Friends in my veins run a deeper feeling called love. And I have certainty, the same feeling that runs in my veins, runs in yours too.
Why we would suffer if it was not a noblest of the feelings? Independent of your name, Gay, Lesbian or etc, remember you are HUMAN first, part of one and at equal of everyone. Why then he would have to be treated different?

The time is now, and we cannot wait more, or then how many people had died while we wait?

My better votes to all!

Henrique Veloso
velosohf@hotmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001310026652
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Henrique Veloso (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay readers on 28/02/2011
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Letter to my fellow Friends,

We already are expressive numbers in a modern society, however still we live in the dark, separate by taboos and customs that permanently exclude us from the social conviviality. We do not ask for differentiated treatment, only the same treatment that is given to all human. It would ask too much? We can full avenues of happiness and love, really true, free feelings of interest; We don’t choose to be, we are born! You can’t decide, can uncover it. The choice most difficult of our lives is to assume this love, or to live a lie, to construct a life based on secrets. But at the end, will be valid live a lie? To know that in the end everything could have been different? However one more time, we taken by this love, protect our loved beings of the suffering, and prefer to be a martyr and to corrode on the inside to the few. This suffering would not have to be present more, where is the dreamed freedom for all? She is not here. As it is possible that in the same place where we nail to the love and the joy, they nail to the death and the pain, this is the part that I come to remember all our fellow friends that had not only died in the Paulista avenue, but in all the parts of this world. Why they had died? Cause they were not equal to the normal standard. We can until evolved from the animal, but we abandoned the wild part of you soul?
I’m nineteen years old, I’m so tired to hide behind a mask, and I imagine the pain of my population. Dear friends I come by this letter to ask for you, independent if you are a men or women, I come to ask for helps to the human part of your soul. We don’t go to leave that more people die; We can’t leave that more people suffer what we suffer every day. I need to believe that we could be free, and I come to invite you to be part of this dream, to share with me this hope. I am not asking too much, I only want a normal life, a long and calm marriage, a friendly neighborhood and a happy family. It is time to initiate a revolution! The world was adapted to be recognized. We go to make of our stops a movement beyond the love and of the joy, but a politician movement, who has as objective includes as legal member of the society, I am not speaking of only laws, I am speaking of RESPECT! We have this right; I have pride to be a gay. Friends in my veins run a deeper feeling called love. And I have certainty, the same feeling that runs in my veins, runs in yours too.
Why we would suffer if it was not a noblest of the feelings? Independent of your name, Gay, Lesbian or etc, remember you are HUMAN first, part of one and at equal of everyone. Why then he would have to be treated different?

The time is now, and we cannot wait more, or then how many people had died while we wait?

My better votes to all!

Henrique Veloso
velosohf@hotmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001310026652
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