• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    Varies by Region
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (6-month deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Brazil ranks #14 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(36%) No
Yes (60%)

History

Homosexual activity in Brazil

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Current status
(since Oct 5, 1988)
Legal
October 5th 1988 is the date when our current constitution was approved, which condemns any kind of discrimination. Although, being gay it's not illegal in Brazil a long time ago.
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Same-sex marriage in Brazil

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Current status
(since May 14, 2013)
Legal
Since May 14, 2013, any same-sex civil union can be converted into marriage, according to the Conselho Nacional de Justiça (CNJ) resolution.
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May 5, 2011–May 14, 2013
Civil unions
Although the first formal legal recognition of a civil union took place in 2004 (See first source), the Supreme Court did not rule in favor of civil unions throughout the country until May 5, 2011.

Right to change legal gender in Brazil

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Current status
(since Nov 1, 2003)
Legal, but requires surgery
Nov 1, 2003–Aug 25, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
Not required since 2009.
Sources:
No
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Same-sex adoption in Brazil

?
Current status
(since 2000)
Legal
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LGBT discrimination in Brazil

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Current status
(since Oct 5, 1988)
Illegal in some contexts

LGBT employment discrimination in Brazil

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2011)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Nationwide since 2011
Sources:
No
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LGBT housing discrimination in Brazil

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Current status
Varies by Region
goes by different jurisdiction.
Sources:
No
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Sexual orientation and gender identity

  1. Paraíba 2003
  2. São Paulo 2001
  3. Goiás
  4. Mato Grosso do Sul
  5. Rio de Janeiro

Sexual orientation only

  1. Piauí 2004
  2. Espírito Santo
  3. Mato Grosso
  4. Minas Gerais
  5. Minas Gerais

No protections

  1. Acre
  2. Alagoas
  3. Amapá
  4. Amazonas
  5. Bahia
  6. Ceará
  7. Maranhão
  8. Paraná
  9. Pará
  10. Pernambuco
  11. Rio Grande do Norte
  12. Rio Grande do Sul
  13. Rondônia
  14. Roraima
  15. Santa Catarina
  16. Sergipe
  17. Tocantins

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Brazil

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Current status
(since Aug 2005)
Legal

Equal age of consent in Brazil

?
Current status
(since Dec 7, 1940)
Equal
Age of consent = 14 years old
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Blood donations by MSMs in Brazil

?
Current status
(since 1993)
Banned (6-month deferral)
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Jan 1, 1993–Aug 25, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
No
Sources:
No
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Conversion therapy in Brazil

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Current status
(since 1999)
Banned
Banned by Brazil's Federal Psychology Council: "psychologists shall not collaborate in events or services offering treatment and cure for homosexuality."
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