UPDATE - 13 February 2019: The debate has started at the Supreme Court! We're in Brasília, and will be sharing updates on Instagram – click here to follow us.
UPDATE – 14 November 2018: Brazil's Supreme Court has postponed today's hearing to February 13. And yesterday, we delivered more than 210,000 signatures to the Court, asking them to protect LGBT+ Brazilians.
Ana and Leandro, All Out staff in Brazil, stand front of Brazil's Supreme Court.
The sign says "212,217 people say no to discrimination against LGBT+ people", in Portuguese.
Brazil recently elected Jair Bolsonaro as their next President. This is a man who once said he "would rather have a dead son, than a gay one."
During the election, Bolsonaro's supporters started to feel empowered by the hate and division promoted by his campaign and violence against LGBT+ people and other minorities escalated across the country. Two women were murdered and one beaten, just for being trans. A man was murdered in his apartment for being gay. Many others were verbally and physically attacked by Bolsonaro supporters.
But, before Bolsonaro takes office in January, there's a major opportunity to make it much harder for this hate to harm LGBT+ Brazilians.
On 14 November, Brazil's Supreme Court will decide if discrimination against LGBT+ people should be a crime in the country. All Out is mobilising people in and outside of Brazil to show the Supreme Court that the entire world is looking to them to do the right thing.
Will you add your name and call on Brazil's Supreme Court to protect LGBT+ Brazilians?
This campaign is being run in conjunction with ABGLT, GADvS, and Beta.
Published: 02 November 2018