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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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Have you undergone medical procedures in BRAZIL for transition relating to gender identity?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, and the treatment was excellent (0 %) Yes, and the treatment was fair (0 %) Yes, and the treatment was poor (0 %) No (100%)

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Readers Experiences

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(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for transgender readers on 25/08/2010 +30
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I am a trasgender woman from Brazil, I left Brazil 20 years ago and I became American citizen, in US I got married and even after I became US citizen as female on my american passaport, Brazil does not reconize my new reality, to visit Brazil with my husband I am not allowed to use my American passsaport or have my marriege reconized, and if I ever want to go back to Brazil I will have to use my brazilian passaport. Because I am a brasilian native my American citizenshp has no vality in Brazil and my husband would have no say if anything happened to my wile in Brazil.
Yes, I could change my name and gender in Brazil, but in order to do that, I will have to stabilsh a residence in Brazil for at least 12 month before I began any process, and wait for God knows how long and after all sayed and done I will have to go to a Gynecologist to make sure I have a functional vigina, and after all that humiliation, go in front a Judge to decide if I can or can not have my name/gender changed. If after all that I am lucky and I get a nice Judge, fine but if I get someone who hates anything to do with trasgender, he or she can say no.
I have called several institutions, I have written several letters and I got no satisfactory letter back, if anyone knows anything about Brazilian law, please help.
Thank you very much
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(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for transgender readers on 25/08/2010 +30
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I am a trasgender woman from Brazil, I left Brazil 20 years ago and I became American citizen, in US I got married and even after I became US citizen as female on my american passaport, Brazil does not reconize my new reality, to visit Brazil with my husband I am not allowed to use my American passsaport or have my marriege reconized, and if I ever want to go back to Brazil I will have to use my brazilian passaport. Because I am a brasilian native my American citizenshp has no vality in Brazil and my husband would have no say if anything happened to my wile in Brazil.
Yes, I could change my name and gender in Brazil, but in order to do that, I will have to stabilsh a residence in Brazil for at least 12 month before I began any process, and wait for God knows how long and after all sayed and done I will have to go to a Gynecologist to make sure I have a functional vigina, and after all that humiliation, go in front a Judge to decide if I can or can not have my name/gender changed. If after all that I am lucky and I get a nice Judge, fine but if I get someone who hates anything to do with trasgender, he or she can say no.
I have called several institutions, I have written several letters and I got no satisfactory letter back, if anyone knows anything about Brazilian law, please help.
Thank you very much
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