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Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you had problems obtaining treatment for HIV/AIDS or STD/STIs in WORLD?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, there is no access prevention (0 %) Yes, access to prevention is limited (0 %) Yes, getting prevention is stigmatized (0 %) No (100%)

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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in WORLD...
(user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay readers to the BRAZIL country page on 24/01/2013 tagged with gender identity, sexual orientation
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I'm 40, professor, and live in a State capital city in southern Brazil. I "came out" in 1992, all my family, my friends, the people in the University know about my condition. I experienced a minor episode of homophobia in the University in 2003, when I was excluded from an evaluation comission, but in general the conditions are very positive. The students are more tollerant than the professor, because young people grew up in more tollerant times. But I never faced any overt manifestation of homophobia. In my city the general attitude about LGBTI people is relativelly positive. Of course, there are some hostile attitude, but you can see [not so common, but you can see] gay couples with hand in hand, and kissing. Some months ago, I young man related in Facebook that he suffer a verbal menace, when he kissed his boyfriend in a mall, from a straight man. I would say that is not so safe to kiss in public... My region is more conservative than Rio de Janeiro, for example, but we have much less urban violence. In any case, you must not see to Carnaval scenes in TV and believe that common people in the streets behave like that. That's very far away from the reality...
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(user currently living in BRAZIL) posted for gay readers to the BRAZIL country page on 24/01/2013 tagged with gender identity, sexual orientation
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I'm 40, professor, and live in a State capital city in southern Brazil. I "came out" in 1992, all my family, my friends, the people in the University know about my condition. I experienced a minor episode of homophobia in the University in 2003, when I was excluded from an evaluation comission, but in general the conditions are very positive. The students are more tollerant than the professor, because young people grew up in more tollerant times. But I never faced any overt manifestation of homophobia. In my city the general attitude about LGBTI people is relativelly positive. Of course, there are some hostile attitude, but you can see [not so common, but you can see] gay couples with hand in hand, and kissing. Some months ago, I young man related in Facebook that he suffer a verbal menace, when he kissed his boyfriend in a mall, from a straight man. I would say that is not so safe to kiss in public... My region is more conservative than Rio de Janeiro, for example, but we have much less urban violence. In any case, you must not see to Carnaval scenes in TV and believe that common people in the streets behave like that. That's very far away from the reality...
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Akber Rizvi (user currently living in PAKISTAN) posted for gay transgender bisexual readers to the BRAZIL country page on 27/01/2013 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, health, hiv/aids
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please let me know more if i can apply for asylum anywhere as soon as possible. me and my boyfriend and my colleague are not safe. pls email me on akber_rizvi@yahoo.com
we are working here in MSM-CBO (those male who have sex with male-community based organization, for HIV/AIDS and STIs prevention with GFATM.
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