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Julia Zelg (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for lesbian readers on 13/01/2013 tagged with human rights, sexual orientation
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Hello,
I'm a lesbian and singer. Me and my wife have suffered together a lot of prejudice in Brazil, and have fought together for our rights. So we decided to make a video clip with lesbian issues, ‘cause we believe that the LGBT issue must be released and it’s a chance to be closer to a reality in which the world may consider being gay as natural as being straight. And we think entertainment music videos is a good way to show it to a lot of people.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abqOV6l_5G4

Best Regards
Julia Zelg
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Edson Udson (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for bisexual readers on 19/09/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, religion
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omissão, descaso e hipocresia

Este caso não foi aceito pelas autoridades brasileiras e órgaos competentes.

Este é um relato real.

I suffered bullying from childhood because I was often mistaken for a girl, evasive avoided contact with people, fearing my own identity. Because of this I have developed defenses regarding relationships and frustrating tendency to reading, seeking knowledge in order to justify my problems. But I became a connoisseur of cultures and languages, as for being "different" but suffered no discrimination by sexuality in principle, but the distance between me and the rest of the world, becoming the target of ridicule and often nasty comments even from gays, and harassed by nasty people and humiliated by people whose should understand me.
For me positively identified children as soon as I asked to be my real intentions, but I never would abuse a child. But teenage boys attracted me, dividing me from becoming a father and husband, wanted for my children, or assume that I had become a young homosexual and I go down this route, but without ever being promiscuous.
When my father died, my younger sister mentally became ill, my family went bankrupt, relatives and supposed friends moved away and I started to be further discriminated by not having a relationship or a girlfriend, being homosexual is not be in the streets seeking men, for continuing to live with my mother, for not having married, for not having time for another of completed college (psychology and pedagogy), for not keeping me in a steady job, for having abandoned the practice in Academy (martial arts), for having done various courses alternatives and never exercise them, by learning other languages ​​and not teach ... well, I being discriminated against, either by relatives or people from my living how could I take my life project ahead? Even my desire to adopt a child was given up ... However, I abandoned my goals for freedom to act within my preferences though in secret to no longer have to justify to anyone else.
For eleven years I lived in a big house with a pool, where my nieces when children playing with other children, boys eventually went to attend my house and never were no major problems.
At about thirty years without real reason my older sister Sandra morally defames me by insinuating that I being bisexual and love to children would pedophile and whenever I played with a kid came a rumor. She my sister came to insinuate that I could have abused her daughter when was two years, without ever were proven, as I discovered too long after she Sandra used phoning relatives and acquaintances will inventing rumors about me, concluding with that's why I suffer discrimination for many years. For it to I move to the current address I by Sandra and her husband Jilmakson whose ironically was transvestite, I suffered the terrible accusations of rumors heard by locals, as I had already been arrested, drugged me and even prostituted me even killed a child, and also that I had left fled from where I lived, facts which never occurred ...
In about 12 years I am living with my elderly mother disabled physically and my youngest sister with special needs in the same place and in this time we are suffering from neighbors: discrimination, harassment, vandalism, humiliation, by having already often resorted to police action that in most cases not solved the problem, but as my house has already been invaded, shot and stoned many times, there have been at least one lawsuit against the authors, but not that they be disturbed by the fact because although it remained hidden practicing such acts and now after a few years they decided to act openly as before when the lawsuit, and as before summoning people to participate in their "crimes" against me and my family, including my tenants whose not even pay for housing.
Myself because my bisexuality and like to keep in touch with young people and as I like children a lot I was taxed as a pedophile, have suffered persecution and defamation, as lynching, attacks with use of stones, sticks and even "shot" but luckily I survived. The absurdity of such events still occur I appealed for justice to help me solve this problem. The responsible are residents in Caraguatatuba Street, Vila Silva Telles, Itaim Paulista, São Paulo (SP) where I live with my family.
I've done several complaints proven and expert reports, but with no success, and contacted some facts about the prosecutors local, but in this particular case which involves "discrimination" I could not count on any support, and basing in it is that many events occurred. They Authors use the argument that I'm a pedophile and talk about my involvement with minors or whose children do not even I know which never had any approach and this has given them credit against the police, possibly because there is a false complaint that without proof. But causes distrust of authorities and arouses anger in people.
I quote some of the leaders whose names have already answered some criminally but nothing has changed:
Sandra Aparecida Correa Udson 53, resident of No 45 Caraguatatuba Street, Vila Silva Teles, which with his former teammate Jilmakson Barbosa Pinheiro which is living with another man, both founded on the rumors cited since 2000 recruited people from the neighborhood to antagonize me with argument that I being bisexual and also I would like children I was pedophile, they along with some neighbors, frightened people who came to visit me, and yet in 2003 spread around the neighborhood that I had abused my nephew, Jilmakson's son with only 3 yars at the time .
Everton Conde de Jesus 30 years, resident in 89 of the same street instructor of taekuondo which usually maintain sexual acts with children, he's strangely beloved by vicinity, along Willian 25 years, resident at 17. Since I was living in that place, he Everton innate children and adolescent boys against me based on rumors mentioned, I was cursed deer, fagot, rapist, pedophile, Joe Mad, persecuted, stoned and even suffered bombings of deception on the part of Everton accompanied minors, and I had suffered several threats since coming to be attacked by people linked to Everton, having been the target of my house slings and bombs several times, having been shot up. He sent his boys to expel any child or teen who approached my house, antagonizing any visitors whoever I was, and still does.
Edmilson Simões 47 years resident in 14B, repeatedly brought people against me, always insulted me, made obscene gestures, indecent proposals, and participated in some threatened attacks against my home and family, and even used his house to promote parties untill dawn, with participation of minors and booze, not allowing my family and I could rest, the police were always thrown, but did nothing, Edmilson along with Everton and William always present at these parties, with others already responded to criminal prosecution in 2009 by cited some facts - criminal court forum of São Miguel Paulista.
Patricia Bezerra resident on10, 40 years, along with solange Simões 39 years resident in 14B, Edmilson's sister, always participated in the acts cited by allowing their minor children to walk with Everton and also practiced the actions already mentioned, the making so far.
My current tenants Jorge Targino de Godoy and Carmelia Monte Negro de Almeida, joined the others mentioned and began to make threats and insults constantly, even after having lawsuits against them, the house has already been claimed for having inspired the term they movie and yet remained and they shall have a son Cristian, teenager with cerebral palsy whose never had any contact with me, but he was used to accuse me that I have tried or wanted abusing him abusing grounded in falsehoods already cited, the case was taken to 63 DP whose responsibility was delegated Dr Ruas, this after Carmelia Tues cursed and threatened my mother and told the police to attend, I had tried to abuse her son. And all this is because these neighbors want to avenge the lawsuit already answered by them.
Other tenants, Fatima in 2009, the mother of Carlos Eduardo 7 years, used to go out at night being pregnant to consume injectable drug leaving the boy alone, I contacted the tutoring assistance and nothing happened, but that tenant accused me of abusing her son under proposal the cited neighbors and then she just disappeared with the boy. And in 2008 I had a dentist as tenants named Elton Sousa Rosa Fernandes, his partner Maria Claudia dos Santos and a stepdaughter 10 years. Elton promoted by early morning encounters with teenagers in the house and when I questioned him about it, he insulted me and Elton also made threats, as well as his companion and soon I discovered that they were there because they had been infiltrated by my aforementioned neighbors. Elton along with these neighbors caused many disturbances due to which it was moved a criminal case which has been cited also involving Everton, Willian and Edmilson for disturbance caused by them and minors who frequented the house of Elton, meanwhile Elton and his companion also insulted me morally and hinted that I would be interested in teenagers whose frequented his house. Absurd conclusion for those whom attended college!
In 2002 I had made a complaint of injury, defamation and slander by neighbors at 50 DP Itaim Paulista, but no further. As on other occasions later without having any further, just reprisals from perpetrators.
In October 2005 I was walking at night to my house, because I had left to buy medicine for my sister, I was almost fatally attacked with stones, sticks, iron and shot up by 8 individuals whose connections maintained with the said neighbors, especially Everton Conde de Jesus, with the argument that I had attacked a child - BO 5836/2005 50 DP - without prosecution. Due the attack I lost some vision in my right eye, balance on the right side body, I felt failure and a bullet mark in the middle of my forehead.
In 2006 my home was vandalized crates after an investigation by Police Chief Carlos Laet holder of 50 DP , whose authors were Everton Conde de Jesus with teenagers under the connivance of the aforementioned neighbors, the case did not proceed. And also the same year I was attacked with stones by 2 indviduals in front of my house, whose used to meet with Everton, but the case did not proceed well.
In 2007 there was a 19 year old guy whose named Jonas approached me and I went to visit, being sleazy small and unintelligent despite having completed second grade, was the target of my neighbors until I host him temporarily for a few days. And when the boy was discharged to avoid comments, because even at times my neighbors Everton and his boys were coming provocations and threats to call the police saying I was abusing a disabled child as they had done at another time with the 3 disabled children of a friend whose house I usually attend. Jonas pulled away for 2 days and back to fetch his belongings with him came three boys and Jonas entering into my home,the boys began to shout that he would leave whether as he were a child and were suffering abuse because they had combined with Jonas what they would do. In a few minutes there were more than 20 people with sticks and stones tried to break into the house to catch me, the police appeared at the time that they had managed to enter the house and did some blatant individuals, while neighbors hid in their homes after having watched each other part of the act, among them were two minors. And one of the greatest was Rodolfo Santos Shmidt, brother of Alice friend of my sister Sandra Aparecida aforementioned. Alice whose brother intervened, so that I was not stuck with that also dispense others (BO 2308/2007. Yet the next day when I out of my house the way to the Police station to give evidence of the fact, I was attacked with blows on the head with rafters, one wrapped with barbed wire by 4 boys among them two of whose had previously attacked me and everyone known to have connections with the much quoted Everton Conde de Jesus (BO 2377/2007 DP 50), attempted homicide qualified principal delegate Carlos Laet, the case never has continued. I carry sequels of this event.
In 2008 when the tenant was evicted, Elton dentist, my house was shot under the auspices of the aforementioned neighbors (BO 5489/2008 DP 50) delegate Dr Moreli holder, but the case did not proceed well.
As the cases cited numerous times and have had no further, today I am suffering the same hardships and always with arguments which undermine my conduct and my sexuality, and I hope that as this may be the solution.

Universal Movement of Consciousness
by Edson Udson (all rights reserved)

A great movement for peace, love and freedom around of the world, but to obtain results and do solve problems as poverty, abuses and violence is necessary "union" and "good will" translated in a simple word..."love". Respecting and preserving the nature or combating differences as racism, sexuality or culture and accepting any kind of love, no discriminating anyone in anywhere for anything. I believe it be possible...because love, respect and freedom are all of good.

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Edson Udson (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for bisexual readers on 19/09/2012 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, religion
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omissão, descaso e hipocresia

Este caso não foi aceito pelas autoridades brasileiras e órgaos competentes.

Este é um relato real.

I suffered bullying from childhood because I was often mistaken for a girl, evasive avoided contact with people, fearing my own identity. Because of this I have developed defenses regarding relationships and frustrating tendency to reading, seeking knowledge in order to justify my problems. But I became a connoisseur of cultures and languages, as for being "different" but suffered no discrimination by sexuality in principle, but the distance between me and the rest of the world, becoming the target of ridicule and often nasty comments even from gays, and harassed by nasty people and humiliated by people whose should understand me.
For me positively identified children as soon as I asked to be my real intentions, but I never would abuse a child. But teenage boys attracted me, dividing me from becoming a father and husband, wanted for my children, or assume that I had become a young homosexual and I go down this route, but without ever being promiscuous.
When my father died, my younger sister mentally became ill, my family went bankrupt, relatives and supposed friends moved away and I started to be further discriminated by not having a relationship or a girlfriend, being homosexual is not be in the streets seeking men, for continuing to live with my mother, for not having married, for not having time for another of completed college (psychology and pedagogy), for not keeping me in a steady job, for having abandoned the practice in Academy (martial arts), for having done various courses alternatives and never exercise them, by learning other languages ​​and not teach ... well, I being discriminated against, either by relatives or people from my living how could I take my life project ahead? Even my desire to adopt a child was given up ... However, I abandoned my goals for freedom to act within my preferences though in secret to no longer have to justify to anyone else.
For eleven years I lived in a big house with a pool, where my nieces when children playing with other children, boys eventually went to attend my house and never were no major problems.
At about thirty years without real reason my older sister Sandra morally defames me by insinuating that I being bisexual and love to children would pedophile and whenever I played with a kid came a rumor. She my sister came to insinuate that I could have abused her daughter when was two years, without ever were proven, as I discovered too long after she Sandra used phoning relatives and acquaintances will inventing rumors about me, concluding with that's why I suffer discrimination for many years. For it to I move to the current address I by Sandra and her husband Jilmakson whose ironically was transvestite, I suffered the terrible accusations of rumors heard by locals, as I had already been arrested, drugged me and even prostituted me even killed a child, and also that I had left fled from where I lived, facts which never occurred ...
In about 12 years I am living with my elderly mother disabled physically and my youngest sister with special needs in the same place and in this time we are suffering from neighbors: discrimination, harassment, vandalism, humiliation, by having already often resorted to police action that in most cases not solved the problem, but as my house has already been invaded, shot and stoned many times, there have been at least one lawsuit against the authors, but not that they be disturbed by the fact because although it remained hidden practicing such acts and now after a few years they decided to act openly as before when the lawsuit, and as before summoning people to participate in their "crimes" against me and my family, including my tenants whose not even pay for housing.
Myself because my bisexuality and like to keep in touch with young people and as I like children a lot I was taxed as a pedophile, have suffered persecution and defamation, as lynching, attacks with use of stones, sticks and even "shot" but luckily I survived. The absurdity of such events still occur I appealed for justice to help me solve this problem. The responsible are residents in Caraguatatuba Street, Vila Silva Telles, Itaim Paulista, São Paulo (SP) where I live with my family.
I've done several complaints proven and expert reports, but with no success, and contacted some facts about the prosecutors local, but in this particular case which involves "discrimination" I could not count on any support, and basing in it is that many events occurred. They Authors use the argument that I'm a pedophile and talk about my involvement with minors or whose children do not even I know which never had any approach and this has given them credit against the police, possibly because there is a false complaint that without proof. But causes distrust of authorities and arouses anger in people.
I quote some of the leaders whose names have already answered some criminally but nothing has changed:
Sandra Aparecida Correa Udson 53, resident of No 45 Caraguatatuba Street, Vila Silva Teles, which with his former teammate Jilmakson Barbosa Pinheiro which is living with another man, both founded on the rumors cited since 2000 recruited people from the neighborhood to antagonize me with argument that I being bisexual and also I would like children I was pedophile, they along with some neighbors, frightened people who came to visit me, and yet in 2003 spread around the neighborhood that I had abused my nephew, Jilmakson's son with only 3 yars at the time .
Everton Conde de Jesus 30 years, resident in 89 of the same street instructor of taekuondo which usually maintain sexual acts with children, he's strangely beloved by vicinity, along Willian 25 years, resident at 17. Since I was living in that place, he Everton innate children and adolescent boys against me based on rumors mentioned, I was cursed deer, fagot, rapist, pedophile, Joe Mad, persecuted, stoned and even suffered bombings of deception on the part of Everton accompanied minors, and I had suffered several threats since coming to be attacked by people linked to Everton, having been the target of my house slings and bombs several times, having been shot up. He sent his boys to expel any child or teen who approached my house, antagonizing any visitors whoever I was, and still does.
Edmilson Simões 47 years resident in 14B, repeatedly brought people against me, always insulted me, made obscene gestures, indecent proposals, and participated in some threatened attacks against my home and family, and even used his house to promote parties untill dawn, with participation of minors and booze, not allowing my family and I could rest, the police were always thrown, but did nothing, Edmilson along with Everton and William always present at these parties, with others already responded to criminal prosecution in 2009 by cited some facts - criminal court forum of São Miguel Paulista.
Patricia Bezerra resident on10, 40 years, along with solange Simões 39 years resident in 14B, Edmilson's sister, always participated in the acts cited by allowing their minor children to walk with Everton and also practiced the actions already mentioned, the making so far.
My current tenants Jorge Targino de Godoy and Carmelia Monte Negro de Almeida, joined the others mentioned and began to make threats and insults constantly, even after having lawsuits against them, the house has already been claimed for having inspired the term they movie and yet remained and they shall have a son Cristian, teenager with cerebral palsy whose never had any contact with me, but he was used to accuse me that I have tried or wanted abusing him abusing grounded in falsehoods already cited, the case was taken to 63 DP whose responsibility was delegated Dr Ruas, this after Carmelia Tues cursed and threatened my mother and told the police to attend, I had tried to abuse her son. And all this is because these neighbors want to avenge the lawsuit already answered by them.
Other tenants, Fatima in 2009, the mother of Carlos Eduardo 7 years, used to go out at night being pregnant to consume injectable drug leaving the boy alone, I contacted the tutoring assistance and nothing happened, but that tenant accused me of abusing her son under proposal the cited neighbors and then she just disappeared with the boy. And in 2008 I had a dentist as tenants named Elton Sousa Rosa Fernandes, his partner Maria Claudia dos Santos and a stepdaughter 10 years. Elton promoted by early morning encounters with teenagers in the house and when I questioned him about it, he insulted me and Elton also made threats, as well as his companion and soon I discovered that they were there because they had been infiltrated by my aforementioned neighbors. Elton along with these neighbors caused many disturbances due to which it was moved a criminal case which has been cited also involving Everton, Willian and Edmilson for disturbance caused by them and minors who frequented the house of Elton, meanwhile Elton and his companion also insulted me morally and hinted that I would be interested in teenagers whose frequented his house. Absurd conclusion for those whom attended college!
In 2002 I had made a complaint of injury, defamation and slander by neighbors at 50 DP Itaim Paulista, but no further. As on other occasions later without having any further, just reprisals from perpetrators.
In October 2005 I was walking at night to my house, because I had left to buy medicine for my sister, I was almost fatally attacked with stones, sticks, iron and shot up by 8 individuals whose connections maintained with the said neighbors, especially Everton Conde de Jesus, with the argument that I had attacked a child - BO 5836/2005 50 DP - without prosecution. Due the attack I lost some vision in my right eye, balance on the right side body, I felt failure and a bullet mark in the middle of my forehead.
In 2006 my home was vandalized crates after an investigation by Police Chief Carlos Laet holder of 50 DP , whose authors were Everton Conde de Jesus with teenagers under the connivance of the aforementioned neighbors, the case did not proceed. And also the same year I was attacked with stones by 2 indviduals in front of my house, whose used to meet with Everton, but the case did not proceed well.
In 2007 there was a 19 year old guy whose named Jonas approached me and I went to visit, being sleazy small and unintelligent despite having completed second grade, was the target of my neighbors until I host him temporarily for a few days. And when the boy was discharged to avoid comments, because even at times my neighbors Everton and his boys were coming provocations and threats to call the police saying I was abusing a disabled child as they had done at another time with the 3 disabled children of a friend whose house I usually attend. Jonas pulled away for 2 days and back to fetch his belongings with him came three boys and Jonas entering into my home,the boys began to shout that he would leave whether as he were a child and were suffering abuse because they had combined with Jonas what they would do. In a few minutes there were more than 20 people with sticks and stones tried to break into the house to catch me, the police appeared at the time that they had managed to enter the house and did some blatant individuals, while neighbors hid in their homes after having watched each other part of the act, among them were two minors. And one of the greatest was Rodolfo Santos Shmidt, brother of Alice friend of my sister Sandra Aparecida aforementioned. Alice whose brother intervened, so that I was not stuck with that also dispense others (BO 2308/2007. Yet the next day when I out of my house the way to the Police station to give evidence of the fact, I was attacked with blows on the head with rafters, one wrapped with barbed wire by 4 boys among them two of whose had previously attacked me and everyone known to have connections with the much quoted Everton Conde de Jesus (BO 2377/2007 DP 50), attempted homicide qualified principal delegate Carlos Laet, the case never has continued. I carry sequels of this event.
In 2008 when the tenant was evicted, Elton dentist, my house was shot under the auspices of the aforementioned neighbors (BO 5489/2008 DP 50) delegate Dr Moreli holder, but the case did not proceed well.
As the cases cited numerous times and have had no further, today I am suffering the same hardships and always with arguments which undermine my conduct and my sexuality, and I hope that as this may be the solution.

Universal Movement of Consciousness
by Edson Udson (all rights reserved)

A great movement for peace, love and freedom around of the world, but to obtain results and do solve problems as poverty, abuses and violence is necessary "union" and "good will" translated in a simple word..."love". Respecting and preserving the nature or combating differences as racism, sexuality or culture and accepting any kind of love, no discriminating anyone in anywhere for anything. I believe it be possible...because love, respect and freedom are all of good.

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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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I lived half of my life in the USA and when I came back here I saw so many bad things happening to my people and they even don't know about it. Sense I am a stranger in my country, makes very difficult to start something with the help of others. Specially because here in Brazil they believe you must know someone to get some where and they don't believe a person can do good just because to do good is the right thing to do. So I started what I call the VOICELESS PROJECT. I will create my youtube account showing the things I am doing and the things I believe is wrong and solutions we could use to make things better for everyone.
Sad part is the GLBT community here in Brazil they don't know their own rights and most of them live in the shadows afraid of the worst. Those are out some end up doing drugs and prostitution cause they can't get education ( afraid of bullying ) or a job ( specially when the men are so feminine, or women so masculine). Those are transgender, few can get a job at some beauty shop and most end up doing prostitution. I was thinking of giving to them free english lessons, to help build up some confidence in themselves and show there is a huge world out there and they can dream about a better life. But it isn't easy, I am still by myself and all the people I tried to reach for help called me crazy for doing so ( including some people from the own gay community). But I know it happens cause they don't have role models to follow, and I can't be one yet. That's why I am trying to affiliate do organizations so I can make a network that will help me to get where I want to get to help those are in need. I am well spoken person, I can speak fluently in English, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Also I have very good knowledge about the bible and human rights to win a debate with respect and control of my emotions regardless how mean someone can talk to me.
So if you want to help me in my project, let me affiliate your your group so I can build up a strong network.
Here is my email
RonaldUSA@hotmail.com
I live in Brazil now for the past 8 months, but must of my life I lived in Boston USA.
Well thanks for your attention, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Ronald ;-)
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Rafael (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay readers on 30/03/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, laws and leadership +5
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Brazil needs your help! Please help us against homophobic.



We are conducting a movement against the homophobic conduct of one of our representatives in government, deputy Jair Bolsonaro, who made racist and homophobic statements in a TV show, we are looking for help around the world against such attitudes, our country needs everyone's help in this moment we can not leave these lines of thought exist anywhere in the world. Public, for twitter, facebook ... and help us in this struggle for human rights.

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http://g1.globo.com/politica/noticia/2011/03/estou-me-lixando-para-esse-pessoal-diz-bolsonaro-sobre-movimento-gay.html

30/03/2011 16h52 - Updated 30/03/2011 18:51

'I'm sanding to these people, "says Bolsonaro about gay movement
He also said Preta Gil has 'credibility' to talk about ethics.
Mr linked, on TV, with black women dating the 'promiscuity'.

Nathan Finch and Mariana Oliveira G1 in Brasilia

Mr Jair Bolsonaro (PP-RJ) said on Wednesday (30), during the funeral of former Vice President Jose Alencar, who is "sanding" to the homosexual movement. He was involved in a controversy this week after binding in a television program, dating to the black "promiscuity." The deputy explained that he wanted to say that dating is gay promiscuity.

On the show "CQC", TV Bandeirantes, aired on Monday night (28), said he would not discuss Bolsonaro "promiscuity" when asked by singer Preta Gil, about how he would react if his son dating a black woman.
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Jair Bolsonaro want to go to the Ethics Commission to explain statements
Deputy associate with black women on TV dating the 'promiscuity'

The question, previously recorded, was submitted under the program entitled "People want to know:" If your child fall in love with a black, what would you do? " Bolsonaro replied: "Black, I will not argue with promiscuity whatever. I do not run that risk, and my children were very polite and did not live in an environment like, unfortunately, it's yours."

"What I understand there's Gil, by God in heaven, was how I would react if my son had a relationship with a gay. That's what I understand, "said the deputy, in an interview at the Planalto Palace.
I'm sanding to those guys. Created around the parliamentary front against homophobia, gay front there. What these people have to offer to society? Gay marriage? Adoption of children? Say that if their young, one day, they have a son who is gay is cool? "
Jair Bolsonaro

Asked what he thought of the homosexual movement, who accuse him of homophobia, he said:

"I'm sanding to those guys. Created around the parliamentary front against homophobia, gay front there. What these people have to offer to society? Gay marriage? Adoption of children? Say that if their young, one day, they have a son who is gay is cool? These folks have nothing to offer. "

Despite the criticism, said Bolsonaro have nothing against homosexuals do "between four walls." "I have nothing to do. Each one does what he wants with his hairy little body within four walls. What they have to offer does not interest me. Now I do not want the audience to create LGBT curriculum for public schools from first grade. "

Quotas
The MP also criticized bills that would establish quotas for gays in public education. "Maria del Rosario, the Department of Human Rights, launched here the National Human Rights for the LGBT audience, establishing quotas for homosexual teacher first degree. Creates scholarship for young homosexual. Creates a paid internship for young homosexual. Now, besides a variety of assessments that we have today, will have quota for gays, "he said.

The MP also criticized the singer Preta Gil saying she has "no credibility" to talk about ethics. After viewing the program in which Bolsonaro answers a question about dating with black women, Preta Gil tweeted Bolsonaro sue that "attorney driven, I am a Black woman, strong and go to the end against the MP, Racist, Homophobic, disgusting ".

"Everybody who want to enter the process is fair. The way to solve problems is through the courts. Now, what example she has for life ethics charge? If you go on her blog, is written there that she has participated in sex acts with other women, part of Fucking, "he said.

Bolsonaro said he feared losing the seat on the Human Rights Committee of the Board. "They who in my chair is the leader of my party," he said, adding that it will not stop defending their ideas. "Soldier goes to war and are afraid to die a coward. I am here to defend my ideas. (...) I will not cower per share of Preta."

When asked about whether it is racist, he said: "Racist, me? Just poor in the military, how can I be racist?"

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Graciously

Rafael Domingos Bof
Vit贸ria, Esp铆rito Santo - Brazil
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Osmar Rezende (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers in response to this story on 24/08/2010 tagged with human rights, laws and leadership
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The Osmar Rezende blog is: http://osmarbhz.blogspot.com
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(user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for readers on 28/06/2010 tagged with human rights
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Militância quer ação do governo na morte de jovem no Rio ABGLT pede que governo tome providências com relação à morte de jovem gay no Rio


Alexandre tinha 14 anos
O assassinato do jovem militante Alexandre Thomé Ivo Rojão, de 14 anos, na semana passada no Rio de Janeiro ganhou repercussão nacional e a indignação de toda a militância brasileira. Em nota enviada à imprensa no último sábado, 26, a ABGLT (Associação Brasileira de Lésbicas, Gays, Bissexuais, Travestis e Transexuais) classifica o crime como “um dos casos mais chocantes de violência homofóbica dos últimos tempos”.

Na nota, a entidade “reitera seu pedido, já formalizado duas vezes, de que o Ministério da Justiça implemente as políticas públicas previstas no Plano Nacional de Promoção da Cidadania e Direitos Humanos de LGBT, em especial as que dizem respeito à repressão da violência homofóbica”. Confira o texto na íntegra.

Nota da ABGLT sobre o assassinato de Alexandre Ivo Rajão

Alexandre Ivo Rajão, 14 anos, foi assassinado na segunda-feira, 23/06, em São Gonçalo-RJ. Alexandre foi torturado com crueldade. O adolescente era ligado ao Grupo LGBT Atitude e voluntário da Parada LGBT de São Gonçalo. No laudo consta que ele foi morto por:

1- asfixia mecânica;
2- enforcado com sua própria camisa;
3- com graves lesões no crânio, provavelmente causadas por agressões com pedras, pedaços de madeira e ferro.

Alexandre voltava para casa às 2h30, quando foi brutalmente assassinado. Seu corpo foi deixado num terreno baldio.

O delegado Geraldo Assed, da 72ª DP (Mutuá), suspeita que o crime tenha sido praticado por skinheads e motivado por intolerância à orientação sexual. Três suspeitos foram detidos.

Este é um dos casos mais chocantes de violência homofóbica dos últimos tempos. A ABGLT conclama as autoridades competentes para que tomem todas as medidas cabíveis, que a justiça seja feita e os culpados punidos exemplarmente. Não podemos tolerar mais um caso de impunidade.

Segundo dados do Grupo Gay da Bahia, 198 lésbicas, gays, bissexuais, travestis e transexuais foram assassinados no Brasil apenas no ano de 2009, seguindo uma tendência anual crescente, e representando uma média de 1 assassinato a cada 2 dias. Sem dúvida, estes dados são subnotificados, uma vez que dependem de informações obtidas através do monitoramento dos meios de comunicação, e não existe o registro oficial (governamental) de estatísticas sobre a violência homofóbica.

A ABGLT reitera seu pedido, já formalizado duas vezes, de que o Ministério da Justiça implemente as políticas públicas previstas no Plano Nacional de Promoção da Cidadania e Direitos Humanos de LGBT, em especial as que dizem respeito à repressão da violência homofóbica.

A ABGLT pede que sejam feitos pronunciamentos sobre o caso na Câmara dos Deputados e no Senado Federal, e que este seja um dos casos a serem expostos na Audiência Pública sobre Assassinatos de Homossexuais, a ser realizado no final deste ano pela Comissão de Direitos Humanos e Minorias da Câmara dos Deputados, com requerimento já aprovado, proposto pela deputada Iriny Lopes e pelo deputado Iran Barbosa.

A ABGLT exige que seja aprovado o Projeto de Lei da Câmara nº 122/2006, que entre diversas formas de discriminação, proíbe e pune a discriminação por orientação sexual e identidade de gênero.

Até quando parte do Congresso Nacional vai ser conivente com a prática da homofobia? Quantas pessoas LGBT ainda vão ter que sofrer discriminação e até ser mortas para que o Congresso Nacional cumpra seu papel de legislar para o bem de todos os segmentos da população?

Corroborando com a fala da dona Angélica, mãe de Alexandre Ivo, "... a gente tem que ser livre... , as pessoas têm que ter o direito de ir e vir, não interessa se você gosta de vermelho, eu gosto de laranja e ele gosta de branco", queremos uma sociedade que respeite a todos e todas, sem violência.

ABGLT - Associação Brasileira de Lésbicas, Gays, Bissexuais, Travestis e Transexuais
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Clovis Casemiro (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay readers on 23/01/2010 tagged with tourism, human rights, laws and leadership
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Hello from Brazil - I am today (Jan/2010) the IGLTA (www.iglta.org) Ambassador for Brazil, and for 12 years I worked with the Gay and Lesbian tourism to my country. And really happy and proud to know that we have more than 150 Gay Prides Parades from a very small town in the Amazon, to the Beaches Pride Parades like Rio, Floripa or Fortaleza, to our big Sao Paulo. As Gay and Lesbian Tourism Brazil is a great destination to all LGBT People, from all over the globe. And I can say that you can choose the beautiful coast, or our rivers like the Amazon, mountains like Petropolis or Gramado - where LGBT are welcome and can enjoy a lot o fun. Brazils has also "gay beaches" in Rio, Floripa, Fortaleza, Cabo Frio, and more. Also you can count on me for more details in your next trip, send me a message to brazil@iglta.org.
CARNIVAL is our next big party for all tourist, next 12 to 17 February 2010. Enjoy our music, gastronomy, historical cities, people, caipirinhas, nigh life and more!
BRAZIL IS YOUR NEXT VACATION LGBT TRIP!
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