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New Arrest in Assassination of Black Queer Lawmaker Marielle Franco

Marielle Franco was shot dead by a gunman in a passing car in 2018 – two former police officers have been arrested in the case.

George Santos to Finalize Agreement With Brazilian Authorities to Avoid Fraud Prosecution

There has been a lot of movement this week in legal proceedings against the New York congressman.

David Miranda, Gay Politician and Husband of Journalist Glenn Greenwald, Dies at 37

Greenvwald announced his husband’s passing on Twitter to an outpouring of support.

Ex-Race Driver Nelson Piquet Fined Nearly $1 million for Homophobic Comments

A clip of the 2021 comments went viral.

Man Alleges George Santos Was Behind an ATM Fraud Scheme

The scheme involved taking ATM numbers from tourists visiting Seattle’s Pike Place Market, then sending them to Brazil.

George Santos Reportedly Hires Lawyer Convicted of Brazilian Gang Killing

The lawyer was hired to represent Rep. Santos in a criminal case in Brazil, according to Brazilian media.

Brazil Elects First Two Transgender Members of Congress

In Sunday's election, the nation also sent anti-LGBTQ+ President Jair Bolsonaro to a runoff.

LGBTQ Documentary Exposes Brazil President Bolsonaro Prior to Election

Often known as the "Brazilian Donald Trump," Bolsonaro has sent shockwaves of racist and anti-LGBTQ+ fervor throughout Brazil.

Gay Diplomat Arrested for Allegedly Beating His Husband to Death

The German official was arrested in the Ipanema neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. 

Gay Olympic Diving Star Ian Matos Is Dead at 32

He placed eighth in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Rafael Medina Showcases Trans Beauty in Brazil

Medina's work aims to portray a new moment in the queer life of Rio de Janeiro, where despite persecution, trans people have been more open to express their gender identities.

Pope Accepts Resignation From Bishop Who Masturbated on Video Call

Bishop Tome Ferreira da Silva gave Pope Francis his resignation after images circulated online of the bishop seminude during a video call with another man.

Brazilian Presidential Hopeful Comes Out as Gay

Eduardo Leite is the governor of the southern state of Rio do Sul. 

Many Sao Paulo Locals Want to Show Off in Elska

Elska Magazine, a publication dedicated to sharing the bodies and voices of gay communities around the world, has put the spotlight on São Paulo, Brazil for its latest book.

Gay Brazilian Gang-Raped; Activists Say President Encourages Violence

President Jair Bolsonaro has exacerbated the anti-LGBTQ+ climate in Brazil, activists say.

The Boys! Boys! Boys! of Brazil by Xavier Samre

Samre's Polaroids feel so immediate and slightly secretive.

Brazil President Bolsonaro: 'We Have to Stop Being a Country of F-gs'

Brazilians need to stop acting like "f-gs" in response to COVID-19, the president said Tuesday.

Before Getting COVID, Brazilian President Said Masks 'Are for Fairies'

The homophobic politician has been resistant to mask-wearing but has now tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Brazilian Gay & Bi Men Can Now Donate Blood Without Abstinence Period

The South American nation's supreme court has overturned the ban.