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(user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 26/03/2010
Homophobic Neo-nazi may win our Big Brother Brazil

The name of the Homophobic neo-nazi is Marcelo Dourado.

One of the controversies:

DOURADO, disgusted with Angelica (Participant Lesbian), says that if the candidate were a man, would have broken her finger and sent to the hospital.

Marcelo Dourado controversy arose on the morning of Tuesday (2), during the swimming pool. The fighter said to colleagues that a man who has AIDS in "some time had a relationship with another man." "Straight not catch AIDS, I say this because I talked to doctors and they told me that. A man passes to another man, but a woman does not go to the man, "he said.

Elenita not liked what he heard and argued, "Gold, if the person has AIDS it will pass and the number of married women who contract the disease is enormous."

"If a married woman has the disease is because her husband was wrong and at some point was bisexual," he replied. Serginho did not agree with the argument and said that to his colleagues

Even with all this he still is the participant's preferred mass teen

We must unite, because it is not simply a TV show but more of a battle for rights and respect for homosexuals, whatever their nationality, help us!

the votation starts today at 9:00PM (time in United States). Please Help Us.

when voting open, will appers on the first page of the site (http://bbb.globo.com)
something like this: http://www.manualdoadvogado.com.br/p/vote.jpg

the name of the Homophobic is DOURADO,click him and vote! thank you.
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coloridobbb (user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay lesbian readers on 23/02/2010 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention +0
There are three openly gay contestants in the Big Brother Brazil house this season: a 20-year-old boy, a drag queen, and a lesbian. I did not necessarily expect any of them to be the favorites to win the R$ 1.5 million prize, but what I also did not expect is the fact that the only homophobe in the house is current favorite to win the big prize, perhaps a sign that the majority of viewers across the country are not ready for all the gay exposure on the show.

Over the course of the last 50 days, Marcelo Dourado, a castaway from season 3 of Big Brother Brazil who was brought back to the show this season, has made sure to let Brazilian viewers know that he is not only homophobic, but also ignorant, and misogynistic. Earlier in the season he caught the media attention by saying that heterosexual men could not contract the HIV virus even by having sex with HIV positive women because AIDS only affected gay men. According to him, the HIV virus is spread exclusively through homosexual sex. After that statement, which was obviously addressed by Globo network, Dourado refused to have conversations which involved any gay topics saying that it disgusted him. He also said that being called gay is as offensive as being called a thief or a nazi, which I find insulting and repulsive.

Tomorrow Dourado is up for elimination against two homosexual contestants, and even though I know he is the current favorite I hope the gay community in Brazil will make a strong campaign to get him sent home. It is not that I want the gay contestants to stay, but I do want Dourado out of the show. Asap. Even if you are not Brazilian, I ask you to take the time and vote for him to be eliminated. It would be great to see the gay community get together in the next two days to prove that we stand against everything that Dourado has been saying, and the homophobic agenda he's been promoting daily on national television.


After the jump, a video with some of Dourado's most homophobic moments so far on the show.
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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
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!
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